TIM WALZ

Gov. Walz says DHS Resignations Are Nothing Controversial

MINNESOTA – Gov. Tim Walz speaks out on the resignations of three top Human Services officials. Two of which rescinded them. The Democrat says there’s no controversy. Deputy Commissioners Chuck Johnson and Claire Wilson announced they were stepping down last week. DHS Commissioner Tony Lourey suddenly resigned Monday. Afterwards, Johnson and Wilson said they were no longer resigning. Walz says…

“It’s a Top Priority” Gov. Walz Discusses MN Education Budget

The new tax law makes sure farmers who pay property taxes on agricultural land won't be punished to pay for districts' budget

MINNESOTA – Gov. Tim Walz says parts of the education budget will make sure it’s equal for people living in cities and rural areas. The new tax law makes sure farmers who pay property taxes on agricultural land won’t be punished to pay for districts’ budgets. Walz says they used to pay 70% of tax dollars for districts, but only made…

Gov. Walz Signs Bill Providing More Protections for Senior Citizens

Protections include licensure for assisted living facilities and the option of putting cameras in residents' rooms

DILWORTH, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill into law that gives more protections to senior citizens. That means assisted living facilities will have to make changes, too. Minnesota is the only state that doesn’t have a standardized licensure system for them. That, along with several other provisions, will be added when the law goes in effect in 2021. “Although…

MN Health Care Access Fund Could End Under GOP Budget, Walz Wants To Keep It

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Gov. Walz held a roundtable at Lake Region Health Care about saving a funding stream for the state’s health care access fund. Minnesota’s 2% provider tax was created to increase access to care, contain health care costs and improve the quality of services for Minnesotans. . The 27-year-old tax with decades of bipartisan support is set…

Gov. Tim Walz Discusses Rural Issues at Fergus Falls’ State of the City Address

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz ends his trip in Fergus Falls by attending the City address with a message of a united Minnesota. The Democrat got a standing ovation when he was introduced at Kennedy Secondary School. People were excited to have him as they believe it shows his commitment to the rural communities of the state. The…

MN Gov. Changes Budget Proposal Due To Slower Economic Growth

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz changes his budget proposal because of slower than projected economic growth. It includes reductions of $131 million in proposed new spending and tax changes that would bring in an additional $65 million. The plan would also have 37 million dollars in new spending for higher education and return $142 million in unspent health…

Officials Brief MN Gov. Walz & Sen. Klobuchar on Flooding Concerns

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Sen. Amy Klobuchar hear from state and federal officials preparing for spring flooding. Emergency managers say the chances of flooding are high for major flooding on the state’s biggest rivers including the Red, Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix. “Right now it’s mostly some localized snowmelt. The main flooding event if you will is…