Tag: Governor Walz

Governor Walz Comments on Push for Legalization of Marijuana

St. Paul, MN — Could the state of Minnesota be the next to legalize recreational marijuana? Democratic legislators and Governor Tim Walz are making a strong push this session in hopes that it will. During a conversation this past week with R & J News, Governor Walz stated that marijuana use is already happening here…
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January 16, 2023 0

MN Legislative Leaders Agree on How to Spend Budget Surplus

St. Paul, MN — Legislative leaders and Gov. Walz on Monday announced a broad bipartisan budget framework for the end of the legislative session including $4 billion to invest in education, public safety, and health care, and $4 billion for a tax bill to provide financial relief for Minnesotans. The plan includes $1 billion for…
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May 17, 2022 0

Governor Walz Announces Timeline to End COVID-19 Restrictions

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide masking requirement once 70% of Minnesotans age 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by July 1. The announcement comes as more than 2.6 million Minnesotans have gotten…
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May 6, 2021 0

Governor Walz Dials Back Restrictions as Vaccinations Increase

[ST. PAUL, MN] – As Minnesota continues to make progress vaccinating Minnesotans and slowing the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tim Walz today announced that on March 15 Minnesotans can begin safely gathering with more friends and loved ones, supporting Minnesota’s small businesses, and visiting large venues. “Minnesotans should continue to take simple steps to protect…
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March 12, 2021 0

Governor Walz Turns the Dial Back Slightly with COVID Restrictions

[ST. PAUL, MN] – As hospitalizations and the COVID-19 positivity rate continue to decline and the state makes progress in vaccinating those most vulnerable, Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 21-07 to continue supporting Minnesota’s economic recovery and make adjustments to COVID-19 mitigation measures. “Our small businesses have made enormous sacrifices for the health…
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February 12, 2021 0

Rep. Marquart Comments on Walz Budget Proposals

St. Paul, MN — Last Wednesday, Governor Tim Walz announced his budget proposal for the state of Minnesota for the next biennium. The House and Senate won’t release their budget proposals until after the February economic forecast, but District 4B Representative Paul Marquart says Walz’s proposal puts priorities on helping support working families, ensuring students…
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February 1, 2021 0

District 10B Rep. Dale Lueck focuses weekly discussion on State Budget proposal

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (2/1/21) (Aitkin, MN) — District 10B State Representative Dale Lueck returned for his weekly conversation with more actions taking place at the State Capital and Governor Tim Walz’s announcement of a State Budget for the Legislative Session. Representative Lueck spoke about one of numerous discussions this week including expanding capacity for…
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February 1, 2021 0

Governor Walz Unveils Budget Proposal

St. Paul, MN — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz released his plans for how the state can recover from COVID-19 through his budget proposal for the next biennium. The Governor says his budget proposal would support working families, ensure students catch up on learning, and helps small businesses stay afloat while driving economic recovery. Under his…
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January 27, 2021 0

Governor Walz Unveils Due North Education Plan

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan on Monday announced the Due North Education Plan, a sweeping agenda for the future of education in Minnesota. Developed from a robust engagement effort with educators, school leaders, students, and families across the state, the Due North Education Plan is centered on ensuring every…
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January 26, 2021 0

Governor Walz Loosens Restrictions as COVID-19 Situation Improves

[ST. PAUL, MN] – As the COVID-19 situation improves by nearly every metric across Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz today announced measures that loosen restrictions on important parts of daily life. The Governor also urged Minnesotans to protect the progress made over the past month. “The situation in Minnesota is undeniably better than it was last…
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January 6, 2021 0