How To Make Sure You Get a $1,000 Check From Minnesota
Governor Walz just unveiled his budget proposal for Minnesota and it includes rebate checks. Here's how to make sure you get YOUR check!
The pieces are now in place in Minnesota thanks to the results of last fall's election
During the 2022 midterm election last fall, Minnesota's Democrat Farm Labor Party (DFL) scored the elusive trifecta: DFL Gov. Tim Walz won reelection, the DFL retained its majority in the Minnesota House and the DFL also won a majority in the Minnesota Senate.
That's something that hasn't happened in nearly a decade here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. You have to go back to 2013 to find the last time just one party (again the DFL) controlled all three parts of Minnesota's state legislature. But could it mean an extra thousand dollar check for most Minnesotans?
Why there's a now an even better chance of seeing a $1,000 check this year in Minnesota
One feature of a single party controlling all three facets of Minnesota's state legislature is that it's much easier for policies and bills to be enacted into law, seeing as the opposing party (Minnesota's Republican Party in this case) doesn't have enough votes to block the proposal, or to force the DLF to compromise to get bills passed.
Whether that's a good thing or not depends on your own political beliefs, but it might mean that Minnesotans could soon see another stimulus check in our accounts. After Gov. Tim Walz first announced rebate checks last year, the 2022 Legislature adjourned without reaching an agreement on how to spend Minnesota's massive budget surplus.
So just how do you get a rebate check in Minnesota?
Political pundits across the state were curious if the governor would still include those rebate checks in his 2024-25 budget proposal. Well, he did, and according to the Associated Press, here's how it works:
- If you're a single filer in Minnesota who makes up to $75,000 a year, you could be eligible for a $1,000 rebate check.
- Minnesota families who make up to $150,000 a year would be eligible for a $2,000 rebate check, along with a possible extra $200 per dependent, up to $600. That means if you have three kids, your family could see a rebate check of $2,600.
Getting another $1,000 check isn't a done deal just yet in Minnesota, though
Now that those rebate checks are included in the Governor's official budget proposal, the possibility of them appearing in your mailbox is much more likely. However, the Governor's budget proposal still has to be passed by the Legislature before it adjourns this May. However, the Governor told the Associated Press he believes rebate checks are likely to be included in the final budget.
One person who perhaps doesn't *need* that extra money is Gophers head football coach PJ Fleck. He sold his vacation home on Lake Minnetonka last year for just under $2.5 million. Keep scrolling to see the pics!