(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill capping Governor Tim Walz’ emergency orders at 30 days. The measure, which garnered support from all Republicans as well as both Iron Range independents and two Democrats Monday, would only allow an emergency extension with the legislature’s approval. This comes after months of state Republicans criticizing the governor’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the bill likely won’t make it to the governor’s desk as the DFL-controlled House has long supported Walz’ use of special powers.