Don't be fooled by the imitation "fix the emergency powers'' bills you have seen or heard about from other legislators. Their fake bills are simply theatrics and do not actually fix the root of the problem. My bill, HF2204, is the ONLY bill that contains the provisions necessary to make sure we NEVER AGAIN are forced to live under dictatorial powers ever again. These four provisions are in the infographic below.
I want to thank Representative John Poston, Representative Jeremy Munson, Representative Steve Drazkowski and Representative Tim Miller for co-signing this critical legislation. If I’m not your representative please urge your legislator to co-sign as well.
Where is Everybody?
Last Friday I toured the capitol grounds trying to spot my colleagues hard at work drafting legislation as the first deadline of session to effect at the close of business. Who do you think I saw? Speaker Hortman? Governor Walz? Maybe even some of my DFL colleagues who keep saying they are hard at work? No one, not a single one answered their door, they had no staff answering calls. Not a single member was there. So while Walz builds his fence around the capitol to keep you out of the legislative process I want you to know behind those walls are empty offices.
This is the people’s capitol. Governor Walz’ executive orders permit you to shop in a Menard’s with 7,000 of your closest friends but for some reason he won’t allow you to knock on his door and present your grievances to him or the legislature.