Minnesota families take center stage at 2023 State of the State Address

Governor Tim Walz delivered his 2023 State of the State Address Wednesday night from the Capitol building in St. Paul. This is the first State of the State speech of his second term and the fifth since taking office in 2019. Undoubtedly Walz put families in the limelight.

“Our plan would give 150,000 Minnesota households thousands of dollars each to help pay for that child care. And to make sure there is enough spots for everybody’s children we’re going to make it easier to start a childcare business. And we are going to give the professionals who care for our children at that critical stage a long overdue pay raise,” said Walz.

It should be noted that Democrats currently have full control of both chambers of the state legislature and the governor’s office for the first time since 2014. In addition to families, Walz put gun safety in the spotlight as well.

“We’re gonna have universal background checks, were gonna have red flag laws to keep guns out of the hands of people, and we’re gonna have lawful gun owners not be hinged upon one bit to keep doing what they’ve done. If there is anyone that doubts we are going to take meaningful action to protect our kids, I got two words for you: watch us,” continued Walz.

The Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman David Hann issued the following statement in response to Governor Walz’s State of the State Address:

“While running for a second term, Gov. Tim Walz promised the people of Minnesota that civility, decency and democracy were on the ballot. Yet with one-party-rule, Walz and the Democrats prove they’ve deceived the voters. What we heard tonight was simply a hyper-partisan wishlist like tax increases and spending sprees; taxpayer-funded, partial-birth abortion on-demand; political power-grabs in our elections and more. Minnesota is evenly divided politically, and people want commonsense solutions, not these partisan priorities that cater to the far left. Gov. Walz and the Democrats have more in common with Joe Biden and D.C. liberals than they do with everyday Minnesotans-” Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman David Hann.