Gov. Walz to deliver State of the State Address Sunday night

Gov. Tim Walz will deliver his State of the State Address Sunday in the Minnesota House Chamber.

The speech is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

Walz’ fourth State of the State comes as Walz, DFL members and Republicans still have not reached an agreement about the state’s $9.25 billion budget surplus.

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Since the legislative session began Jan. 1, lawmakers have seen the state’s projected budget surplus grow from $7.7 billion to $9.25 billion. Still, the only major agreement reached so far is to spend $700 million on a reinsurance program to help keep health insurance premiums for 167,000 Minnesotans from sharply increasing.

The end of the 2022 legislative session is May 23. Lawmakers returned to the state capitol Tuesday following a holiday break.

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As of this publishing, the governor’s office hasn’t released specifics on what he plans to discuss in his speech.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS will continue to provide updates on the governor’s speech on-air and online.

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