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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.

Pappas, Cohen respond to Equal Rights Amendment success in DFL House

The DFL majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives today passed House File 13, which is designed to end legal distinctions between men and women and guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens regardless of gender. The Republican-led state Senate has not scheduled a committee hearing for the companion bill.

Senate DFL HHS Recommendations Invest in Children, Address Health Crises, and Support Aging Adults

Health and Human Services Budget Division Chair Sen. Tony Lourey (DFL-Kerrick) unveiled budget recommendations today for programs that support vulnerable Minnesotans including children and older adults. The bill funds ongoing initiatives to address health crises in Minnesota, refines previously vetted programs, and supports highly-valued programs.