Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, the first Native woman to hold a statewide, executive office in the country, carved a career out of the three pillars of the 2019 Walz-Flanagan Budget Proposal: education, health care, and community prosperity.
This reflects the close partnership between the Lieutenant and Governor. Flanagan's career started at Wellstone Action, a training ground for Democratic leaders. That's where she met now Gov. Tim Walz and where she found her passion for public service. From there, Flanagan became a member of the Minneapolis School Board, the executive director of the Children's Defense Fund, and a state representative for her hometown, St. Louis Park.
Flanagan joined MPR News host Angela Davis to talk about her priorities as Lt. Governor and what the budget forecast spells for those priorities.
To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.