Gov. Walz Calls Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine A 'Game-Changer' After FDA ApprovalThe new vaccine will not immediately add a significant boost to America's vaccine availability. Johnson & Johnson announced earlier this week it expected under 4 million doses would be ready to ship after the emergency use authorization.
Minnesotans Argue State Not Appropriately Prioritizing Vaccines For Those With Underlying ConditionsThe governor's plan does include vaccinating people with some specific high-risk health condition during the next round.
Walz To Announce 70% Of Minnesotans 65+ Will Receive Vaccine Before Expanding EligibilityA spokesperson for Gov. Tim Walz said the governor will announce Thursday that the state will administer the COVID-19 vaccine to 70% of Minnesotans over 65 before expanding eligibility to other groups.
COVID In MN: Gov. Walz Highlights Plan To Get Vaccine To MN’s Diverse CommunitiesMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday highlighted the state’s partnership with 30 community-based organizations to help get COVID-19 vaccine to diverse communities.
Gov. Walz Announces $518M Local Jobs And Projects Plan, Focused On ‘Taking Care Of What We Have’Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has announced his 2021 Local Jobs and Projects plan, which will invest over $518 million in infrastructure projects statewide. The plan includes $150 million in rebuilding efforts in Twin Cities in the areas damaged by civil undress in May and June.
Twins Submit Proposal To Walz To Bring Back 10,000 To Target Field By Opening DayBelieve it or not, we're about six weeks away from Twins opening day. After a 2020 season with no fans allowed, this year the team hopes to have 10,000 fans in stadium.
Minnesota House Pulls $35M Security Fund For Chauvin TrialA partisan dispute over who should pay for reinforcing police during the murder trial of a former Minneapolis officer charged with killing George Floyd came to a head Monday at the Minnesota Legislature, where the Democratic-controlled House and the Republican-controlled Senate debated two very different plans.
Restaurants Adjust To Relaxed COVID Restrictions In MinnesotaRestaurants and indoor entertainment maintain 50% capacity limits but now can have up to 250 people maximum, which is an increase from 150.
As Gov. Walz Signals Coming Guideline Changes, GOP Wants State To Give Up School Reopening AuthorityRepublicans at the Minnesota State Capitol seek to strip Gov. Tim Walz of his executive authority over school openings and activities during the pandemic in their latest proposal to limit his emergency powers.
Senate GOP Pitches Cuts To Minneapolis Funding If City Doesn't Reimburse For Additional Police HelpA proposal from Minnesota Senate Republicans would require Minneapolis to pay back cities for additional police help for the trials of the ex-officers charged with George Floyd’s death—and failure to reimburse those costs would cut into the city’s share of funding from the state.
Battle Looms At Capitol Over Security Costs For George Floyd TrialsRepublicans and Democrats are deeply divided over Gov. Tim Walz’s plan to cover added security costs triggered by the impending trials of the ex-officers charged with George Floyd’s death, teeing up a larger battle at the Minnesota Capitol over how the state should handle responding to civil unrest.
Preparing For Re-Election Push, Walz Campaign Announces It's Hiring Staff, Breaking Fundraising RecordsWhile Gov. Tim Walz has yet to say that he's running for re-election next year, his campaign announced Tuesday that it's hiring staff and has broken fundraising records.
Talking Points: The Looming Budget BattleThe Minnesota legislative session is already framing up as a battle over proposed spending cuts by Republicans and proposed tax increases by Gov. Tim Walz. While partisan politics will impact the outcome, so will factors that are now impossible to predict.
Some Question Whether Hike On Cigarette, Vape Taxes Would Be Reliable Revenue SourceThe governor's office estimates adding a tax on vaping devices in addition to the vapor and nicotine solutions will generate $12 million over the two-year budget.
Minnesota Board of Pardons Grants First Full Pardon In 37 Years To Maria ElizondoThe Minnesota Board of Pardons Monday granted its first full pardon since 1984.