The Minnesota Senate refused to approve Governor Walz’s cabinet appointment to the Department of Labor and Industry.  The rejection of  Commissioner Leppink from the Department of Labor and Industry fell along party line.  Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka has accused Commissioner Leppink of being hostile to businesses through over regulation during the COVID-19 pandemic.  There is speculation that the Senate Republicans who are in the majority will continue to deny the approval of agency heads until the Governor gives up his executive powers on the pandemic.