Latest Timothy Walz News

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 29, 2022 16:21 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 campaign clarifies remark on Supreme Court retirements

Jun. 29, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's campaign on Wednesday clarified remarks he made on abortion a day earlier, acknowledging that only one Minnesota Supreme Court justice will hit the mandatory retirement age in the next gubernatorial term, not three. Walz made the...

US Steel upgrading MN mill to produce specialty pellets

Jun. 29, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Steel plans to spend $150 million to upgrade one of its two Minnesota mines to produce a new kind of iron ore feedstock now used in the majority of the nation's steel mills. The specialty “DR-grade” pellets are used to make a purer form of iron that is...

Walz vows to defend abortion rights against GOP challenger

Jun. 28, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz painted Republican challenger Scott Jensen as an extremist Tuesday as he vowed to protect abortion rights in Minnesota, one of the few Midwestern states where abortion is expected to remain legal. Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court...

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...

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...