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Walz seeks peace with counties over payment glitches

Walz tells leaders they won't have to pay $10M for DHS payment errors.


January 7, 2020

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

Gov. Tim Walz.

Amid a backlash from local officials across Minnesota, the Walz administration has begun to mend fences with counties that were asked to repay the state nearly $10 million for payment errors created by the state Department of Human Services (DHS).

Gov. Tim Walz recently told county leaders that he would work with the Legislature so that counties would not be on the hook for the payments, which came to light in a surprise DHS announcement in mid-November that asked counties to retroactively pay for chemical dependency treatment and some foster care placements.


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