Walz Gives State Of The State Speech

Thu 3-28-2024

(Owatonna, MN)-  Governor Walz is asking lawmakers to support the state bonding bill and pass more laws to help reduce gun violence.  The governor gave his State of the State speech earlier this week at Owatonna High School.  He used the address to look back on last year's accomplishments, including new funding for education and public safety and legal protections for the LGBTQ community and reproductive rights.  He called on lawmakers to work together to pass the bonding bill and his supplemental budget, and said he would support new protections for in-vitro fertilization.  Walz also asked lawmakers to support tougher gun control measures, including raising penalties for those who buy guns for people who are not allowed to have them because of prior criminal convictions.