Politics Friday: Walz on confronting challenges at the Capitol and beyond

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz speaks
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz speaks before President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Biden administration’s efforts to rebuild infrastructure at Earth Rider Brewery on Jan. 25 in Superior.
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There are two months to go in the Minnesota Legislature’s 2024 session, meaning high-level negotiations aren’t that far off.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz released a package of budget revisions this week and continues to make the case for other items on his agenda.

People stand behind a podium to speak.
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mark Johnson speaks with press following the budget forecast on Feb. 29.
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MPR News host Brian Bakst sits down with Walz to talk about how he’s juggling priorities for the legislative session with demands from outside of the Capitol.

Later, Minnesota Senate Minority Leader Mark Johnson, R-East Grand Forks, joins the show to talk about the GOP agenda for the remainder of the session.


  • Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz   

  • Senate Minority Leader Mark Johnson  

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