Walz Proposes $857 Million for Public Safety in Final Piece of Bonding Plan
James Allen | Jan 16, 2020 AT 5:42 am
(MNN) Governor Tim Walz has unveiled the final piece of his more than two-billion-dollar bonding request to the state legislature.
Walz is asking for 857-million dollars for public safety improvements statewide.
The governor said, "the plan funds critical needs like local police and fire departments, it addresses safety hazards at correctional facilities across the state, from improving perimeter security to getting the building up to code."
Walz also announced his "Quality of Life Package," a $675-million dollar proposal to build town halls, libraries, recreational trails, and transit.