“The legislature’s in session now, and we can weigh in.”
…says House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt as Republicans continue pressing Democrats to cancel Governor Tim Walz’s COVID emergency powers, arguing those decisions are better made by elected representatives of the people. House Democratic Majority Leader Ryan Winkler responds the success of continuing negotiations depends on whether they are dominated by “reckless Republicans” — or those who are “more responsible”:
“We are not going to sacrifice the lives of Minnesotans for the sake of a bipartisan agreement with people who do not care about the lives of Minnesotans.”
House Democratic leaders *are* talking about modifying one of the governor’s emergency orders that would make it easier for landlords to get rid of problem tenants, despite Walz’s moratorium on evictions during the pandemic.