Gov. Tim Walz, Legislative Leaders Reach Budget DealThe budget deal does not include any gas tax hike. The health care provider tax that Republicans opposed remains, classrooms get a 2% funding boost for each of the next two years and there's a middle-class income tax cut beginning in 2022.
After Negotiations Go Late, Budget Talks To Reconvene At MN Capitol WednesdayThere's no deal yet, but budget talks will continue at the Minnesota Capitol.
Gov. Walz Offers Reduced Gas Tax Hike As Budget Meetings ContinueRepublicans have offered to spend $100 million more on education and public safety, but they are saying no to any new taxes. The Governor says the 2% medical provider tax has to stay, but he has come down several times on his spending proposals. His biggest concession is a 4-cent per gallon drop in his gas tax proposal.
Gov. Walz, Legislative Leaders Continue State Budget NegotiationsTwo major budget sticking points concern Gov. Walz's proposed 20-cent gas tax and the already in place 2% medical provider tax, which sets aside money for low-income Minnesotans for health care.
Minnesotans Participate In Governor's Fishing Opener In Albert LeaGov. Tim Walz kicked off the 72nd fishing opener in Albert Lea Saturday morning. He took the day to fish on Fountain Lake.
Governor's Fishing Opener Weekend Kicks Off With Community Picnic In Albert LeaFor the very first time in its 70-year history, the Governor's Fishing Opener is taking place in Albert Lea, just 90 miles south of the Twin Cities.
Gov. Walz Hits The Road To Tout Drinking Water SafetyMinnesota Governor Tim Walz is highlighting the importance of safe drinking water.
Gov. Walz, Legislative Leaders Miss Deadline For Budget TargetsDemocratic Gov. Tim Walz and top leaders of the Minnesota House and Senate have missed a self-imposed deadline for setting overall budget targets to guide negotiations for ending the legislative session.
Talking Points: Speaker Melissa Hortman Discusses Legislature DeadlinesThe legislature is trying to do things differently this year. They're hoping to get all their work finished before the end of the session, which is in just two weeks.
2019 Brings A New Mix To Minnesota's Big Conference TableThere’s a new mix at Minnesota’s big conference table for the always-contentious negotiations at the end of the legislative session over the big questions of taxes and spending.
Minnesota Governor Signs Repeal Of Marital Rape ExemptionGov. Tim Walz has signed a bill repealing a Minnesota law that prevented prosecutors from filing rape charges against people accused of sexually assaulting their spouses.
Walz Orders Flags Lowered For Fallen OfficerGov Tim Walz has ordered flags to fly at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota in honor of a conservation officer who died on duty.
Gov. Walz Participates In Earth Day Cleanup"It's ideological," Gov. Tim Walz said. "Sustainability and cleaning our environment is just a good thing to do. It binds us together. It's not partisan."
Economic Agency's Hiring Of DFL Operative Raises QuestionsMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he'll tighten hiring rules after a prominent Iron Range Democrat was hired for a civil service job without going through the normal hiring process.
Minnesota Governor, First Lady Release Returns On Tax DayThe governor on Monday posted his 2018 returns on his website, along with his previous tax returns dating back to 2006. He says it's a demonstration of his commitment to leading a transparent and honest administration.