A battle is brewing at the State Capitol after House Republicans announced over the weekend that the legislature will not be passing a bonding bill while Governor Walz’s emergency powers remain in effect.

House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt says Republicans are ready and willing to work with the governor on the COVID response and Daudt says that after two months of unilateral power, it’s time for him to work with Republicans on decisions. State Democrats call the House GOP stance “disappointing” and accuse their counterparts across the aisle of playing politics. A bonding bill which would be used to pay for infrastructure projects around the state requires a three-fifths majority, or 81 votes and must originate in the House.