Our state budget proposal in the House has been set, keeping us on track for a timely adjournment to the session on May 20. Committees are wrapping up their work on final budget bills, and we are now moving to longer floor sessions to vet and discuss the components of the legislation.
Here’s an update from the Capitol:
Governor’s State of the State Address
Governor Walz delivered his first State of the State Address on Wednesday, April. 3. His address was unique in that he shared real-life stories of Minnesotans he has worked with, taught or met. He encouraged the Legislature and all Minnesotans watching, that compromise is possible when we remember the stories and experiences our constituents have shared with us, and how we can work together to make our state better for everyone who lives here.
The Governor’s unifying message was powerful and timely, as our focus will soon shift to end-of-session compromise negotiations with the Minnesota Senate. As a mediator, I know it’s hard work we can do together.