Walz, Legislative Leaders Reach Budget Agreement

Mon 5-16-2022

(St. Paul, MN)- Governor Tim Walz, House Speaker Melissa Hortman, and Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller have an agreement on a bipartisan budget plan. It includes a four-billion-dollar investment in education, public safety, and health care, plus four billion in tax relief. Governor Walz credits the agreement to “the camaraderie and the good spirits and just the decency of how these negotiations are going.” Miller says he believes he and House Speaker Hortman can “strike a deal on a package of bills that could pass the House and the Senate with strong bipartisan support.” The governor’s office says the plan will also allow four-billion dollars to be left “to help the state manage future economic uncertainty.”