Walz to Emphasize COVID-19 Recovery in Next 2-Year Budget

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Tim Walz will today propose a two-year budget with a heavy focus on helping Minnesota recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

The budget Walz is planning to announce at 12:00 p.m. is expected to top $50 million.

It will emphasize assistance to small businesses, help for working families affected by the disease itself or the related fallout, and measures to get students caught up after a year of mostly distance learning.

And it will set up the debate over spending, taxes, and other priorities at the Legislature, which must adopt a balanced budget before the current one expires June 30.

You can watch the full Gov. Walz press conference today at 12:00 p.m. on our Fox 21 Facebook page.

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