Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan's Budget for One Minnesota provides important investments for disaster assistance, improving DVS customer service, supporting deputy registrars, support for human trafficking investigations, and more.
Responding To, Preparing For and Preventing Disasters and Emergencies
The proposed budget calls for funding for three Homeland Security and Emergency Management division programs aimed at keeping Minnesotans safe and communities resilient before, during and after emergencies and disasters. Gov. Walz detailed the funding requests in his Community Prosperity plan.
Learn more: Responding to, Preparing for and Preventing Disasters and Emergencies Fact Sheet
Preventing and Investigating Crimes
The Walz-Flanagan budget invests in efforts to reduce violent crime, attack the opioid epidemic and support local law enforcement agencies. Included in the budget is funding for the Minnesota Human Trafficking Investigators Task Force, which was formed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Learn more: Preventing and Investigating Crimes Fact Sheet
Gun Violence Prevention
Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan are recommending funding for gun violence prevention measures that include Universal Background Checks and Extreme Risk Protection Orders.
Learn more: Gun Violence Prevention Fact Sheet
Improving Driver and Vehicle Services
The "Budget for One Minnesota" invests in staffing to improve customer service and ensures that technology works for stakeholders and customers who expect a dependable system. The vital funding will help provide the best possible service to 11 million customers each year.
Learn more: Improving Driver and Vehicle Services Fact Sheet