Lourey: Beyond Dismayed with Senate Republican Health and Human Services Cut Target

St. Paul, Minn.—Senate Republican leadership released their budget targets Friday afternoon. The targets show that Health and Human Services are slated for a $335 million cut, despite a $1.6 billion surplus. Sen. Tony Lourey (DFL-Kerrick) shared his serious concerns with this unnecessary and harmful budget decision.

“To say I am dismayed at this cut target, is an understatement.”

“This week the Republican-controlled Senate passed a $600 million give-away to insurance companies and announced a $335 million cut to health and humans services–at a time when we have a $1.65 billion surplus.”

“It is clear where the Senate Republican priorities lie: with the big insurance companies, not the people of Minnesota. Our most vulnerable Minnesotans will be among the people who will be most impacted by this cut target. I ask that Republicans keep in mind the uncertainty and fear that vulnerable and low income Minnesotans will feel in the coming weeks as the public learns more about the true impact of this cut target,” Lourey said.

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Tony Lourey represents District 11, which includes portions of Carlton, Kanabec, Pine and St. Louis counties in the northeastern part of the state.

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