Governor Tim Walz wants to put checks in Minnesotans’ hands amid the state’s $7.7 billion dollar surplus. Walz said Thursday he wants to get checks–up to $350–out as quickly as possible to help out the state’s working-class…

“And then we’re proposing long-term tax cuts for those working Minnesotans, especially around childcare and childcare costs to make sure that is more affordable.”

Republican Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller of Winona calls Walz’s checks “an election-year gimmick” and says the checks will barely cover the inflationary costs of everyday necessities.