Minnesota Management and Budget today announced the state’s expected budgetary balance increased $181 million since the November forecast, leaving Minnesota with a projected positive budget balance of $1.513 billion for the FY 2020-21 biennium. Senate DFLers released the following statements.
Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) announced today that Senator Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato) and Senator Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth) will be joining the Senate DFL Leadership as Assistant Leaders.
Today, Minnesota Management and Budget released the November Economic Forecast, showing a projected balance of $1.332 billion for the current biennium. While the forecast does show a balance, it includes inflation on the revenue side, and excludes it on the spending side in several key areas. Estimated inflation will lead to deficits in fiscal years 2022-23.
While budget negotiations stretched legislative work into a special session, Assistant Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, announced her plan to refuse per diem pay for work associated with a special session.
Senate Republicans today passed their education and transportation budget omnibus bills off the Senate floor. Assistant Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, released the following statement in response.