Minnesota Senate Adjourns Fourth Special Session

Today, the Minnesota State Senate adjourned the fourth special session of the year. Following adjournment, Senator Susan Kent released the following statement:

“COVID-19 continues to threaten the health and safety of Minnesotans. Since the Governor declared a peacetime emergency, Minnesota has taken strong steps to respond to and provide relief for COVID-19. With a serious lack of hearings, it is clear Senate Republicans have no real legislative solutions to address the issues that are being exacerbated by COVID-19. We cannot risk the progress that has been made by treating this public health emergency as lightly as some Republican legislators suggest,” said Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent. “While Governor Walz is fighting a global pandemic, Senate Republicans are fighting Governor Walz. Senate Republicans are playing politics with public health by continuing to use commissioner confirmations as leverage. Governor Walz’s commissioners manage public health, keep frontline workers safe, and ensure safe learning in schools. Local leaders in business, labor, and health care agree that Minnesota can’t afford to lose the public servants holding down the fort on the frontlines of the pandemic. The dangerous political posturing we have seen from Senate Republicans puts partisan games in front of the interests of Minnesotans.”

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