GOV. TIM WALZ

Tony Lourey Resigns as Walz’s Human Services Commissioner

He leaves just days after two deputy commissioners announced their departures also without explanation.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Gov. Tim Walz’s Human Services commissioner has resigned just six months after being appointed. The governor’s office announced Tony Lourey’s resignation on Monday without explanation. He leaves just days after two deputy commissioners announced their departures also without explanation. Lourey says in a resignation letter that a new leader is necessary to carry out the…

Gov. Walz To Have Surgery, Transfer Power To Lt. Governor

Walz is being treated for a medial meniscus tear, an injury common for runners

Tim Walz and Peggy FlanaganST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced that he will have surgery on his left knee on Thursday and transfer power to the Lieutenant Governor. Walz is being treated for a medial meniscus tear, an injury common for runners. He will transfer power to Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan while he is under general anesthetic….

Gov. Walz Considers Special Session to Help Diabetics

Walz says he's open to calling a special session to help diabetics who can't afford the cost of insulin,

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz says he’s open to calling a special session to help diabetics who can’t afford the cost of insulin, but lawmakers must first work out a deal. A measure that would have established an emergency insulin program had broad support during the legislative session, but was left out of budget bills. The program would…

Minnesota’s Governor Signs $20 Billion Education Budget Bill

The law invests an additional $543 million in E-12 education funding

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz stops by Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul to sign the $20 billion E-12 education budget bill into law. He was joined by students, teachers, and legislators. The law invests an additional $543 million in E-12 education funding. It’ll provide Minnesota schools with more resources per child and keeping the classroom doors…

Minnesota’s Governor Seeks Presidential Disaster Declaration

spring storms caused nearly $40 million in damage to infrastructure across Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN — Gov. Tim Walz is seeking a presidential disaster declaration for spring storms that caused nearly $40 million in damage to infrastructure across Minnesota. He requested the declaration for 51 counties and four tribal governments. Officials say flooding, blizzards and strong winds from mid-March to late April caused damage totaling $39 million. That is well above the $8…

MN Legislature Approves $48 Billion Budget in Special Session

Gov. Walz says he looks forward to signing the budget into law

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s House and Senate ends a special session by passing a $48 billion budget to fund state government for the next two years. The budget bills met their 7 a.m. deadline. House Speaker Melissa Hortman says Democrats secured new money for education and preserved funding for health care programs for more than one million Minnesotans. Minority Leader…

Minnesota Gov. Walz Calls One-Day Special Session For Friday

Lawmakers will pass remaining budget bills after leaders finally agreed on a health and human services funding bill

Gov. Tim Walz (D) Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R) & House Speaker Melissa Hortman (D) Announce Budget AgreementST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota lawmakers are rushing back to the state capitol building in St. Paul for a one day special session just called by Gov. Tim Walz. The session will begin Friday morning at 10 and must conclude by 7 a.m….

Walz, Hortman and Gazelka Reach A Bipartisan Agreement On Nearly $50 Billion Budget

Special One-Day Session Is Still Likely Since The Session Officially Ends Monday

Gov. Tim Walz (D) Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R) & House Speaker Melissa Hortman (D) Announce Budget AgreementST. PAUL, MN — Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota legislative leaders have struck a long-awaited deal over the nearly $50 billion state budget they announced during a news conference. The deal includes no gas tax, a slight decrease in the medical provider…

Walz, Gazelka And Hortman Reach Minnesota Budget Agreement

The legislative session is supposed to come to a close on Monday

ST. PAUL, MN — Gov. Tim Walz, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and House Speaker Melissa Hortman have reached a budget agreement, according to the Governor’s office. The three leaders will hold a press conference Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. to announce the details of the detail in the Governor’s Reception Room. The deal should avert a state government shutdown.  The…

Breckenridge One Of Three Schools To Get DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center In Minnesota

National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils And Gov. Tim Walz Made The Announcement

BRECKENRIDGE, MN — Breckenridge Elementary School is getting a DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center by this fall. It is one of three Minnesota schools to be selected in the multi-million dollar campaign against childhood obesity. Gov. Tim Walz and Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, also selected schools in Coleraine and Woodbury. The schools are demonstrating leadership…