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November Budget Forecast: a symbol of DFL successes

Today’s announcement of a $1.4 billion budget surplus demonstrates that Minnesota’s economy is stable and enjoys modest growth. But – we must also remember how we got here – through fiscal restraint and saving.

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Bakk responds to November Forecast

Senate DFL Caucus Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) released the following statement in response to the release of the November budget forecast which was announced today. In its announcement, Minnesota Management and Budget released that $334 million of the total surplus was dedicated to the budget reserve and that the remaining general fund revenue continues to grow resulting in a $1.4 billion balance projected for the upcoming biennium.


Senator Ron Latz Responds to Hennepin County Email Data Retention

Senator Ron Latz (DFL – St. Louis Park) will introduce legislation to place guardrails on high priority, official record, email data retention—marking minimum retention periods and destruction methods. Sen. Latz intends to further clarify what emails should be kept for official record and have a greater value to the public.

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Statement on the passing of Connie Perpich

St. Paul, Minn.—Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) had released the following statement regarding the passing of Connie Perpich. “I met Connie and George Perpich in the late 1980s while I was working as a Union Organizer. Our work eventually brought us to St. Paul. Anyone who met Connie knew she had the big heart […] Read more