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Governor Walz has worked as a classroom teacher, high school football coach, and served in the Army National Guard.
Now, as Governor, he is committed to making sure that every family has the chance to get ahead.
His budget focuses on the issues that really matter to Minnesotans: bringing down the cost of health care, improving public schools, and ensuring communities across the state are prospering.


Governor Walz is committed to making Minnesota the “Education State.” He believes every child deserves a high-quality education, regardless of their race or zip code. The Governor's budget makes a historic investment of $733 million in education to close the funding gap for schools – ensuring that every child has a good teacher, receives individual attention to meet their unique needs, and can access the materials needed to compete in today's economy.


Health Care

Every Minnesotan deserves access to quality health care at a price they can afford. That’s why Governor Walz’s budget includes funding to extend low-cost coverage to thousands of farmers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. The governor’s budget provides every Minnesotans with an additional health care option, encourages stability in the individual market, and makes health care more affordable in Minnesota.


Community Prosperity

Governor Walz wants to ensure every community thrives across Minnesota. His budget expands access to affordable childcare and housing, invests in infrastructure and broadband internet, and gives local leaders the tools they need to succeed.


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The FY 2020-21 biennium will begin on July 1, 2019 and will end June 30, 2021. The Governor’s recommended budget is the first step in the process that will ultimately result in a biennial budget enacted by the 2019 Legislature and signed into law by the Governor.

Please go to Minnesota Management and Budget for detailed information on the FY 2020-21 budget.

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