HOUSE SPEAKER MELISSA HORTMAN

Gov. Walz Proposes “Gas Checks” for Minnesotans, Republicans Call It a “Gimmick”

ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz is now appealing for rebate checks for Minnesotans of $2,000 per family and $1,000 for individuals. Walz says Minnesotans will consider them “gas checks” to deal with record-high prices. He is getting support for his latest rebate idea from DFL House Speaker Melissa Hortman. But the idea still lacks the bipartisan support it needs…

Gov. Walz Says Financial Relief Could Be Coming For Drought Stricken Producers

REDWOOD COUNTY, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz got an earful at Farmfest in Redwood County from farmers and ranchers seeking drought relief. Most of the state is in a severe or extreme drought. Agriculture officials say livestock and specialty crop farmers are hardest hit because their insurance generally covers less than corn and soybean farmers. Walz and Democratic House Speaker…

Minnesota leaders agree on $52 billion budget bill

Governor Tim Walz, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, and House Speaker Melissa Hortman say this is a win for all Minnesotans, Democrats, and Republicans.

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Minnesota lawmakers working down to the wire on the next budget bill. Lawmakers agreeing on a 52 billion dollar bill for the state’s economy for the next two years. Governor Tim Walz, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, and House Speaker Melissa Hortman say this is a win for all Minnesotans, Democrats and Republicans. “We made the commitment…

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…