Walz Expected to Extend Peacetime Emergency, Stay-At-Home Order
Dave Bishop | May 13, 2020 AT 7:16 am
(From MNN) -- Governor Tim Walz is expected to extend his peacetime emergency powers another 30 days to June 12th.
The move would enable the Governor keep Minnesota's stay-at-home order in place, with possible modifications in the near future.
House Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt wants businesses to re-open right now. He said, "we've now reached the point where the recovery is gonna be much worse than the actual virus itself, and I don't know if many, many small businesses across the state will survive this."
The governor says he's not minimizing Minnesotans' economic pain, but added, "we have to figure out a way that, we want to help you open back up safely so that there are customers there."