February 20, 2019 03:15 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Latest on Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal Tuesday (all times local):
Gov. Tim Walz is rolling out a $49 billion budget with significant increases in spending on education and health and human services.
Walz's first budget includes $733 million in new spending on pre-K through grade 12 education, plus another $158 million for higher education.
And it would devote an additional $284 million for new health and human services spending, including subsidies to help reduce premiums on the state health insurance exchange by 20 percent.
Walz, a Democrat, is also proposing to raise the gas tax by 20 cents a gallon to help pay for transportation projects.
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Updated: February 20, 2019 03:15 PM
Created: February 19, 2019 12:46 PM
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