Created: January 25, 2021 04:15 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Tim Walz will this week propose a two-year budget with a heavy focus on helping Minnesota recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
The budget Walz is planning to announce Tuesday is expected to top $50 million.
It will emphasize assistance to small businesses, help for working families affected by the disease itself or the related fallout, and measures to get students caught up after a year of mostly distance learning. And it will set up the debate over spending, taxes and other priorities at the Legislature, which must adopt a balanced budget before the current one expires June 30.
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