DEED’s budget recommendations heard in committee

The Department of Employment and Economic Development presented this week Governor Walz’s budget recommendations for the agency. His budget proposal focuses on community prosperity, expanding access to broadband, new business tax credits, and developing the infrastructure needed to offer paid sick and family leave for Minnesotans. Because of the recent budget forecast, Governor Walz may still alter his budget proposal for this budget area and others. The changes will be taken into consideration as the Senate and House develop their budgets for agencies and programs. At some point this session, the House, Senate, and Governor Walz will have to sit down and negotiate bill differences to find compromise.