Governor Tim Walz is postponing his State of the State address — originally set for tonight (Mon) — to a date yet-to-be-determined. The decision comes as the COVID pandemic tightens its grip on Minnesota.   Hamline University analyst David Schultz says a few weeks ago, conversations at the Capitol were about a bonding bill, Republicans’ call for tax cuts, and Democrats’ push for early childhood programs:

“But now it’s about, what? It’s about responding to the coronavirus and whether we have sufficient resources, whether we have sufficient gear for testing.   It’s like after 9-11. It changed everything.”

Expect more executive orders today from the governor.