Senate Republicans End Emergency Powers

ST. PAUL, MN –  Senate Republicans have voted to strip Governor Walz of his emergency powers on July 1, 2021. This is the tenth time the vote has taken place in the Senate. 

“Ending emergency powers is a legislative prerogative,” said Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R- East Gull Lake). “The Governor has held onto these powers far too long and used them far too broadly. We’ve been clear that we were going to end these powers, so I’m not surprised Walz tried to outmaneuver us – but he does not get to say he let them go. The emergency is over because the Senate and the House said so.”