Latest Timothy Walz News

Abortion foes, supporters map next moves after Roe reversal

Jun. 25, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — A Texas group that helps women pay for abortions halted its efforts Saturday while evaluating its legal risk under a strict state ban. Mississippi's only abortion clinic continued to see patients while awaiting a 10-day notice that will trigger a ban. Elected officials...

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Walz signs order to help shield abortion patients, providers

Jun. 25, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order meant to protect the state's abortion services from laws in neighboring states, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for the procedure. Walz said his action should help...

Jensen seeks tax cuts to help Minnesota cope with inflation

Jun. 23, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen called Thursday for tax cuts and a clampdown on government spending and regulations to help Minnesotans cope with the highest inflation rate in 40 years. Inflation is already dominating election campaigns...

No COVID-19 'hero pay' upsets Minnesota child care providers

Jun. 20, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Child care providers across Minnesota are upset that they're not eligible for the state's COVID-19 “hero pay” program. Gov. Tim Walz signed the program into law in April. It enables people who were employed for at least 120 hours in at least one...

Minn. Republican threatens retaliation against medical board

Jun. 17, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen has threatened to retaliate against the Minnesota board that oversees doctors, which is investigating him for the fifth time, vowing that “this juggernaut will be dealt with” if he's elected. Jensen is a...

Special session unlikely on Minnesota budget surplus

Jun. 17, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It appears chances are dead for a special legislative session that could have brought billions of dollars in tax cuts and new spending in Minnesota. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz told reporters late Thursday that talks with Republican leaders had “reached an...

Walz maintains big money advantage in election campaign

Jun. 15, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz is maintaining a strong financial advantage over the endorsed Republican candidate, Dr. Scott Jensen, for the fall election campaign. The Walz campaign announced Tuesday that it has raised $1.8 million since Jan. 1 and has $4.5 million in...

GOP candidate Scott Jensen announces crime-fighting plan

Jun. 09, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen announced a crime-fighting plan Thursday that would stiffen penalties for violent crime while boosting the role of the State Patrol and Minnesota National Guard in keeping order. His 10-point proposal would...

Bonus pay coming for Minnesota's frontline COVID-19 workers

Jun. 07, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota residents who came into work during the height of the coronavirus pandemic will soon be collecting bonus pay. Workers who are eligible for so-called hero pay can begin applying online Wednesday morning and will have up to 45 days to sign up, Minnesota...