Gov. candidate Walz: 'This state does well because people aren't fearful'

Rep. Tim Walz talked to Dave Lee in studio Wednesday

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October 24, 2018 - 8:30 am

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In a busy -- and demanding -- final stretch with less than two weeks before the midterm election, congressman Tim Walz says he's treating this campaign like a long job interview.

The DFL candidate for governor talked with in studio with Dave Lee on WCCO Wednesday morning about healthcare, immigration and tariffs.
He says those issues, along with taxes, should be addressed with reason.  

"This is about what you get for those tax dollars," he said. "Simply scaring people, I mean I see this all the time. Be afraid of immigrants, be afraid of Canadian healthcare, be afraid of taxes or whatever. This state does well because people aren't fearful. We create things that last."

Walz says it would be "irresponsible" not have some folks he's eyeing for a possible administration with a budget negotiation soon after the election. He says, if elected, the budget process will feature public input, but the capitol needs more efficiency.

"I don't know how it does us any good to unveil this on the 19th, fight for three months, put an omnibus bill in the last hour and then either pass it, veto it and everybody's angry," he said. "I think there's a better way to have these coalitions built on the front end."

The entire interview is below.