August 17, 2018 05:45 PM
On Friday, Minnesota gubernatorial candidates Jeff Johnson and Tim Walz participated in a debate in Nisswa.
The first governor's debate of the 2018 general election between Republican Jeff Johnson and Democrat Tim Walz is underway from Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Watch live on KSTP's Facebook page. pic.twitter.com/WT9gcBjyPe
The candidates differed most sharply on taxes. Johnson flatly pledged he not only would take a "no new taxes" pledge, but promised to cut taxes.
Walz said he's in favor of considering a gas tax increase of an unspecified amount. He also criticized Johnson for pledging not to raise any taxes, saying, "He just closed the door to any potential negotiation" at the end of a legislative session.
The candidates also expressed sharp differences on health care, school choice and the state's role in renewable energy.
The debate was held at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa and co-sponsored by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and the North Central Carpenters Union.
Watch the debate below:
Updated: August 17, 2018 05:45 PM
Created: August 17, 2018 11:28 AM
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