Minnesota's State of the State

Last night we heard from Governor Time Walz during his first State of the State address where he set the tone for his governorship and how budget negotiations will go work between the Governor, Republican Senate, and Democrat House.

*Fun Fact: MN is the only state with a divided state legislature

Walz discussed his priorities that will come from his proposed $50 billion budget plan and hammered home how the state of the state is strong but the legislature is at a crossroads.

But let his reminder be a reminder to us, “behind every one of these debates, there are real people, real people being impacted,” said Walz.

In the next weeks, we expect to see a mad scramble in the state legislature as the omnibus bills get finalized before hitting the floor. Elected officials are working to push their top priority issues in the hopes they make it to law.

This is where KK & CO comes in! We are a Public Affairs/Public Relations firm committed to making transformational change. We do that by watching the policies at the Capitol, strategizing ways to approach these issues, harnessing more attention through outreach and earned media, and giving the general public opportunities to lend their voices to these important issues.

Our hope is for all people in government to follow through on campaign promises and keep the people they represent at the forefront of their minds. KK & CO takes pride in their ability to keep constituents up to date on issues that are relevant and impacting local communities.

If you have an issue that you’re passionate about or need help navigating your issue at the Capitol, we can help! The team at KK & CO has years of experience with the state legislature, political campaigns, local think tanks, fundraising, event planning, crisis management, and media training which can help aid in your needs. Let us help you today!

-Mary