Governor Walz Weekly Briefing - September 23, 2022

Government and Politics

September 24, 2022

From: Minnesota Governor Timothy James Walz

Governor Walz, Law Enforcement Agencies Discuss Ongoing, Increased Public Safety Presence Throughout Metro Area

This week, Governor Walz announced that the Minnesota State Patrol and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will continue their ongoing, increased public safety presence to address crime and gun violence in the metro area at least through the end of the year.

“I am grateful to the Minnesota State Patrol, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and Metro Transit for their continued efforts and collaboration to create a safer Twin Cities,” said Governor Walz. “By partnering at the state, local, and federal level we are getting illegal guns and drugs off our streets, putting a stop to dangerous street racing, and working to keep Minnesotans safe.”

 Governor Walz Announces Minnesota, Six Midwest States Launch Coalition to Develop Hydrogen as Clean Energy Economic Opportunity

Governor Walz joined governors in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio to announce the launch of the Midwest Hydrogen Coalition. The coalition will accelerate the development of clean hydrogen to expand the clean energy economy and reduce climate impacts on future generations across Minnesota and the U.S.

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Attend Minnesota Medal of Honor Memorial Dedication

Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan attended the dedication of the Minnesota Medal of Honor Memorial – a tribute to the heroes who went above and beyond the call of duty to protect our freedoms. 

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan: Child Poverty Falls to Historic Low in Minnesota

This week, Governor Walz and Letuienant Governor Flanagan highlighted the news that child poverty has fallen to a historic low in Minnesota. 

"Child poverty is at a record low in Minnesota. We’ll continue investing in the policies we know work – including affordable health care and free school meals – to build a brighter future for Minnesota children and families," said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. 

Governor Walz Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff for Fallen Firefighters

Governor Walz has directed all United States and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, September 25, to honor firefighters who have been killed or injured in the line of duty. 

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota Invite Youth to Apply for Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan, and the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota invited young women and gender-expansive youth from across the state to apply for open positions with the Young Women’s Cabinet. Applications are available through the Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor’s website and will be accepted through Tuesday, October 4.

“It’s my honor to continue to elevate the leadership of young women across Minnesota,” said Governor Walz. “Every young person in Minnesota deserves a bright future. Through this partnership, we center the leadership and solutions of young women in order to improve opportunities for young people, their families, and their communities.”