Sen. Gazelka Challenges Gov. Walz on COVID Measures and Meetings: ‘There is No Longer an Emergency’

Senator Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) continues to challenge Governor Tim Walz’s emergency executive powers, even after their private meeting Thursday. The two disagree about the necessity of Minnesota’s continued state of emergency.

Their meeting marked the 175th day of Walz’s orders.

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Minnesota Senate GOP Leader Says Deal Near on Policing Bill: ‘We Are Still Working Through the Language’

Key legislative leaders had a tentative agreement Monday on the outlines of a police accountability bill, the top Republican in the Minnesota Senate said Monday, but chances appeared dimmer for a $1.9 billion public construction projects package that has yet to win the necessary GOP support in the Democratic-controlled House.

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, of East Gull Lake, said the Senate planned to adjourn the special session late Monday if there was no agreement on the projects bill, also known as a bonding bill.

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