Walz calls bonding bill a top priority heading into 2020 Session

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz tells Brownfield one of his top priorities for the upcoming legislative session is to get a good bonding bill.

“Those are things that impact communities, road and bridge infrastructure. Thinking about those water treatment plants, that hard infrastructure. Education pieces that will come with that.”

The latest state budget forecast shows a surplus of more than $1.3 billion for fiscal years ’20 and ’21.

Walz says Minnesota needs to make intentional, strategic investments to create opportunities in agriculture.

“Part of that bonding bill is the Rural Finance Authority, to try and make sure it’s robust, (that) the funding is there. That folks are able to take advantage of that. And then to build on some of the successes that we had this (last) session.”

Speaking to Brownfield at the Minnesota Milk Dairy Conference and Expo in southeast Minnesota Wednesday, Governor Walz says that could include further investment in rural mental health counseling. 

The 2020 Minnesota Legislative Session begins February 11th.

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