Gov. Tim Walz calls for unity in fourth State of the State
The governor pushed for lawmakers to address the pandemic's uneven impacts
April 25, 2022
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz called for one of the only divided Legislatures in the nation to come together and use a historic budget surplus to address the immediate and long-term needs of those hit hardest by the pandemic.
The DFL governor made a plea for unity before Democratic and Republican legislators Sunday night in his fourth State of the State address, returning to the Minnesota House chamber for the speech for the first time since the onset of coronavirus. The Capitol setting marked a return to some normalcy after broadcasting the speech remotely for the last two years.
"Moving forward doesn't mean giving up on the tough issues. It doesn't mean glossing over things we need to take care of. What it means is working together, like we have so many times, to solve those problems," Walz said. "We need to come up with solutions and then we need to get results for the people of Minnesota."