State Representative Jack Considine of Mankato says the lack of cooperation by Senate Republicans derailed the special legislative session. He says since nothing was accomplished, it’s good that Governor Walz still has his emergency powers.

“The minority leader wanted to end the peace orders and go home,” said Considine. “If we would have done that, who would have been in control? Their actions reinforced my decision to support the Governor’s powers.”

Considine was critical of senate republicans adjourning the session last Saturday morning saying you don’t leave a job before it is done and they went home without finishing their work.