MN Governor asks for additional $226 million for rural ambulance services, child care funding, cleaning contaminated drinking water, and more

Courtesy: Minnesota Office of the Governor
Courtesy: Minnesota Office of the Governor

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is asking the Legislature for an additional $226 million.

The supplemental budget request would help fund ambulance services in rural communities, increase money for child care and child welfare, and help clean contaminated drinking water, including private wells in southeastern Minnesota.

“Last year, we took historic steps to make Minnesota the best state in the nation for families. This year, we’re focused on putting that work into action while maintaining a responsible, balanced budget,” said Governor Walz. “From rural ambulance services to water quality infrastructure, we are addressing some of our most pressing statewide needs and delivering on core government services.”

“This supplemental budget invests in the core services that ensure Minnesotans can live safer, healthier, better lives. That includes continuing to build on our historic investments in child care,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan.“By strengthening our child welfare system and adding pre-kindergarten seats, we’re making smart investments that will make Minnesota the best state for kids and families.”

You can read the budget recommendations made by Governor Walz by clicking here