Emergency Powers

Gehrig wants to limit Fargo mayor’s emergency powers

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) Three months ago, Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig sought to end Fargo’s emergency declaration immediately, but it failed on a 3-2 vote. At Monday night’s commission meeting, Gehrig will ask for an amendment to the city’s State of Emergency ordinance. It would retain the mayor’s authority and power to declare a state of emergency but would authorize the…

COVID-19 Emergency Powers Extended Another 30-Days in Minnesota

ST. PAUL — With coronavirus cases and deaths soaring to record levels in Minnesota, Republican lawmakers back down from another attempt to strip Democratic Gov. Tim Walz of his emergency powers. Lawmakers from both parties acknowledging the situation is serious as they gather for the sixth special session of 2020. Democrats are defending the governor’s handling of the crisis. House…

LIVE: Trump Preparing to Invoke Emergency Powers over Coronavirus

Trump is holding a news conference at the White House at 2 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP)–President Donald Trump is preparing to invoke emergency powers as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak. This is according to two people familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity. It is still unclear precisely what mechanism Trump would use to free up additional federal resources for testing and treatment as well as help those…