At a school visit in Maplewood , Governor Tim Walz took aim at Senate Republicans’ negative respond to his request for required COVID vaccinations and testing for teachers, school staff, and workers in long term care facilities:

“I get it.  You don’t like this plan.  What is yours?   Doing nothing kills people.  Doing nothing shuts down buildings.  Doing nothing avoids the science.”

Senate Republican Majority Leader Jeremy Miller from Winona said Tuesday the governor’s “growing list of requests… is not productive” toward approving COVID bonuses for front-line workers in a timely manner.  Democrats respond what’s holding it up is Senate Republicans’ threats to oust Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm.