Governor Walz’s emergency powers have been extended another 30 days related to the COVID-19, despite concerns being raised by Republicans about the lack of legislative input. State Senator Nick Frentz of North Mankato says if there were a better way to handle the current situation, he’d love to hear it

“I think the Governor would be willing to share emergency powers if there was an assurance that the state wouldn’t be short-handed when it comes to things like PPE and testing,” said Frentz. “It isn’t the powers of one person that should be the issue, it’s finding the best way to help Minnesotans and the economy.”

The Senate voted for the sixth time to end the Governor’s emergency powers Monday, but the House voted to continue them. Per the Minnesota constitution, both chambers need to vote no for the Governor’s powers to end.