Governor Walz announced phase two of the state’s re-opening Wednesday allowing bars and restaurants to have outdoor seating and hair salons and barbershops to operate at limited capacity beginning June first. State Senator Rich Draheim of Madison Lake says he was very disappointed in what he heard.

“We have to decide, are we going to sit inside for two years, or are we going to figure how to live safely and adjust our behaviors in a common-sense fashion,?” said Draheim. “Right now, the government is picking winners and losers and that’s not what America is all about.”

Draheim says it’s time for government to have faith in its citizens

“Let us make a decision whether we want to go into a store or not and let business owners have the responsibility to be safe, my customers and employees, to make sure all precautions are taken,” said Draheim.

Draheim says he feels helpless as a state lawmaker, saying Walz has not worked with the legislature on these decisions.