Governor Walz to Unveil Full State Budget Proposal

Published On: January 24th, 20230.6 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

(St. Paul, MN) —  Governor Tim Walz unveils the remaining areas of his state budget proposal this afternoon (Tuesday 1 p-m) in Saint Paul.  The governor has already rolled out some key areas, including education, child care and family tax credits, plus free school breakfast and lunch; the 12-billion-dollar pricetag equals about 43 percent of the state’s long-term projected budget surplus.  Opponents say it’s more money for a system that hasn’t delivered results.  The governor’s four-billion-dollar economic development plan includes paid family and medical leave plus “finishing the job” on high-speed internet in rural Minnesota.  And he’s proposing  300 million dollars in public safety aid to local governments — which House Republican Minority Leader Lisa Demuth calls “dramatically short” when “Minnesota is facing unprecedented levels of crime.”

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