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House DFL Leadership Statement on Governor Walz’s State of the State Address

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Owatonna, Minnesota — Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman and House Majority Leader Jamie Long released the following statements on Governor Walz’s State of the State address:

Speaker Hortman

“House DFLers share Governor Walz’s vision and goal of building the best state in the nation for children and families. We made historic progress together in last year’s state budget, and as that budget continues to be implemented, it will ensure Minnesotans have more opportunities and tools to build better lives for themselves and their families. House DFLers are looking forward to working with the Governor and the Senate to complete the work of this session, including a strong bonding bill. We’ll continue working to build a Minnesota that reflects the values that we all share.” 

Majority Leader Long

“Governor Walz is absolutely right: the state of our state is strong, and House DFLers are incredibly honored to partner with him and Lt. Governor Flanagan in our work to help all Minnesotans experience a better life. Together, we’ve done groundbreaking work to improve education opportunities for kids, secure reproductive freedom, take on our climate crisis, make record investments in housing, and so much more. We’re excited to continue our work, together, to address the challenges for working families, help our communities grow, and make our state even stronger.”