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Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:42 PM

MN: Walz signs universal school meals bill into Minnesota law

Surrounded by school children, teachers, advocates and public officials, Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill into law Friday to provide breakfasts and lunches at no charge to students at participating schools. It makes Minnesota the fourth state in the country to do so.

During the signing ceremony, Walz told Minnesota parents this will ease some of the stress on them.

If youre looking for good news, this was certainly the place to be, said Walz. Im honored and I do think this is one piece of that puzzle in reducing both childhood poverty and hunger insecurity.

Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan was also at the ceremony. She said this was the most important thing shed ever worked on.

The legislation is similar to a program that was introduced during the pandemic to provide meals for all students, but was discontinued at the end of last year.




https://www.mprnews.org/story/2023/03/17/gov-signs-universal-school-meals-bill-into-law

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:49 PM

1. Is this the bill.. now signed into law..

That a rep said he never met a hungry person?

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:56 PM

3. yes. a Repug from MN did say that. shameful comment by him.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:58 PM

5. Ty. I hope his opponent uses it to beat him in the next election

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:57 PM

4. Yep!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:55 PM

2. Thank you Minnesota. It is great to see politicians caring about ALL kids.

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