Walz Extends Peacetime Emergency And It’s Upheld By Democrat-Controlled House

Senate Denies Confirming His Pick For Commissioner of Labor and Industry

ST. PAUL, Minn. (8:15pm Update) — Gov. Tim Walz is dealt a blow by the Republican-led Minnesota Senate during today’s special session. They voted to deny the confirmation of Nancy Leppink as Commissioner of Labor and Industry. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said she wasn’t working out and that he asked Walz to find her another role. The Senate also…

Former Minnesota House Speaker Picked For Walz Cabinet Post

Margaret Anderson Kelliher has been chosen to lead the Department of Transportation

ST. PAUL, MN —┬áMinnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz has named a former speaker of the Minnesota House as his transportation commissioner and is keeping the budget commissioner of outgoing Gov. Mark Dayton. The Democrat appointed former House speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher to lead the Department of Transportation. The governor-elect announced that Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans will keep his…