House Concurrent Resolution 8: Ending the Peacetime Emergency

On Tuesday, April 13th, Rep. Drazkowski and four other house members, (Reps. Bahr, Munson, Miller, and Lucero) introduced a resolution to end the peacetime emergency and asked for a vote to bring it to the floor. 

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A Free People in a Pandemic is still a Free People

 

 

We aren't going to respond to the Governor's State of the State Address tonight, we'll reply to actions if he takes any, but not his words. And we want to comment on some of his actions thus far.

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Rep. Cal Bahr Statement on HF 4531the COVID 19, Economic Stimulus bill

Yesterday as I was driving an 18-wheeler through the mountains to get back to Minnesota, I wondered if we would have a work product that I could support.  The circumstances seemed dire, and many Minnesotans need relief after the Governor effectively took away their jobs and the means to feed their families to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Unfortunately, that was not the case. We had mere moments to read a bill that was arrived at by phone conferences not open to the public, nor any member of the media.  It was another cut and paste omnibus bill with high priority items sandwiched between items that seemed a lot less critical or at least not particularly worthy of such a high priority bill.

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Rep: Jeremy Munson: Statement on HF 4531, the COVID 19 Economic Stimulus bill

Although there were some sensible provisions in the bill like relief for people unable to get driver’s licenses or commercial licenses to be able to work, there were so many things wrong with this bill I could not in good conscience, vote for it. 

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