Gov. Walz to end emergency powers Aug. 1, budget close to completion

Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday that emergency powers will end on Aug. 1.

Legislators agreed on an off-ramp to the eviction moratorium earlier this month.

The 105-day off-ramp provides protections and a clear timeline for landlords and tenants.

Gov. Walz signed five of the budget omnibus bills into law, including legacy, transportation, commerce and energy, agriculture, and higher education.

Since Friday, the House passed the Health & Human Services, the Jobs and Labor, and the E-12 education budgets.



Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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