Gov. Walz to stop in Rochester Thursday on Statewide Public Safety Tour

(ABC 6 News) – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is heading to Rochester on Thursday on his state-wide public safety tour.

He will be making two stops, the first will be holding a roundtable discussion in the afternoon focused on what their $300 million public safety plan would mean for Rochester and communities across the state.

Under the Walz-Flanagan Budget to Move Minnesota Forward, the average city in Minnesota would receive about $240,000 to invest in public safety – Rochester would receive over $2 million per year.

Earlier in the day, Walz will also discuss the importance of delivering $2 billion in direct relief to Minnesota families through Walz Checks.

The Walz-Flanagan Budget proposes distributing Walz Checks of up to $1,000 directly to Minnesotans – single tax filers would receive a payment of $500 while a married couple would receive a payment of $1,000. More than 2.7 million Minnesota households would receive a Walz Check under this proposal.

ABC 6 News will have coverage of the day’s events on-air and online.