Sens. Champion & Hayden respond to the February Budget Forecast

Minnesota Management and Budget today released the February budget forecast, estimating a $1.53 billion budgetary balance. The balance is $181 million more than the November 2019 forecast. “Working together to build the state all Minnesotans deserve includes fiscal responsibility,” said Assistant Senate DFL Leader Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis. “This forecast is simply one-time money that needs to be cautiously distributed… Read More

Senator Frentz Chief-Authoring Funds for Hwy. 14 safety improvements

Senator Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato) is pleased to announce a potential funding solution for the completion of Highway 14 in Southern Minnesota. Read More

Senator Carlson Statement on GOP Push for Voter ID

Senate Republicans heard legislation Thursday that would disenfranchise and discourage Minnesotans from voting by requiring a voter ID card to vote in elections. Senator Jim Carlson released the following statement in response. Read More

Senator Simonson Responds to Senate Republican Tax Proposal

Minnesota Management and Budget today announced the state's expected budgetary balance since the November forecast. Senator Erik Simonson release the following statement in response. Read More

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Senator Bigham Statement on February Forecast

Minnesota Management and Budget today announced the state’s expected budgetary balance increased $181 million since the November forecast. Senator Karla Bigham released the following statement in response. Read More

Senator Latz responds to February budget forecast

Minnesota Management and Budget today released the February budget forecast, estimating a $1.53 billion budgetary balance. Senator Ron Latz released the following statement in response. Read More

Kent, Cohen, Rest, Dziedzic respond to February Forecast

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. Read More

Senator Franzen to serve on the Finance Committee

Senator Melisa Franzen, DFL-Edina, was appointed to the Senate Finance Committee. The Finance Committee reviews every appropriation bill and approves the finance division bills before they appear on the Senate floor for a final vote. “I look forward to working with the Finance Committee members this session,” said Senator Franzen. “I am humbled by this… Read More

Senator Cwodzinski joins State Government Committee

After being a government teacher for 33 years at Eden Prairie High School, Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) will now practice what he taught after being added to the Senate State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee. Read More

Senator Simonson Responds to Senate Republican Tax Proposal

Today, Senate Republicans outlined their 2020 tax bill proposal, a plan that lacks any property tax relief while costing the more than $1 billion. In response, Senator Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth) released the following statement. Read More