Lawmakers laud state's $52 billion 'recovery' budget after weeks of negotiations
July 2, 2021
Minnesota lawmakers emerged Thursday after weeks of deal-making with a completed two-year state budget, one they say will be essential to lifting the state out of the fog of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Tim Walz marked the occasion at the Capitol, surrounded by nurses, doctors, business owners and students he's met over the past year responding to the health crisis.
He lauded the $52 billion budget as one that will focus on those hit hardest by the uneven toll of COVID through tax breaks, direct relief checks and funding flowing directly into classrooms.