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Statement from House DFL Leadership on Governor Walz’s Budget

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota — Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler released the following statements on the budget proposal released today by Governor Tim Walz:

“Minnesotans value providing world-class educational opportunities for all of our children, affordable and accessible health care, and greater economic security,” said Speaker Hortman. “Governor Walz’s budget reflects these Minnesota values, and we share these goals. We will review the details of the Governor’s budget and the February economic forecast, then we will begin to craft the House budget proposal over the next several weeks.”

“The Governor’s budget reflects the promises we made on the campaign trail, and what Minnesotans have told us they want,” said Majority Leader Winkler. “This is an honest budget, reflecting the reality that the Minnesota we want requires investment. It is a budget that invests in Minnesotans, no matter what they look like or where they come from. We applaud Governor Walz, and are excited to work on behalf of all of us.”