In 2nd inaugural, Walz vows end to 'era of gridlock'


January 4, 2023

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz plunged into a second term that promises to be distinct from his first, pledging that a DFL-led state government will adopt major changes to education, health care and climate policies.

He also said the state’s residents will see progress after a recent stretch of tug-of-war politics at the Capitol. There is a $17.6 billion projected budget surplus to convert some of his promises into reality.

“I look forward to working with everyone — Republicans and Democrats alike,” Walz said in a speech Monday at the Fitzgerald Theater, moments after taking his oath following a comfortable re-election victory in November.


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