The National Governors Association and a group called Results for America recognized Minnesota's state government as a leader in using "evidence and data to guide decision-making." I guess everyone really does get a trophy these days!
What an insult to Minnesotans who have seen the lack of evidence being used to guide decision making of the biggest decisions under Walz' tenure. Walz infamously, and illegally, shut down Minnesota's economy and locked us in our homes despite no evidence suggesting it would stop COVID. Ever since the rollout of the experimental jabs, Walz has pushed for citizens to roll up their sleeves even though there was evidence available to suggest the vaccines had adverse effects and don't stop the spread of COVID.
Once Democrats took over the entire state government in 2023, key decisions were made that impacted our lives that were clearly not evidence based. For instance, Walz signed into law a bill that requires all of Minnesota's power to be produced by renewable sources by the year 2040. There's no evidence that that monstrous transition will do anything to change temperatures in Minnesota or the rest of the world.
Even more alarming, Walz and Democrats passed a bill that allows children as young as 6 to be given hormone treatments or genital mutilation surgery against the wishes of a parent. They passed this law with growing evidence that subjecting a child to gender treatments has a devastating impact when they get older and no longer identify with the opposite gender.
If anything, Walz and his cohorts in the state government should be given the award for "Governing by Emotions;" not for leading by evidence based decision-making. What a joke!