Sen. Kent

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.

House and Senate DFL Leadership Statement on the November Economic Forecast

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.

Kent to Refuse Pay During Special Session

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.

Sen. Susan Kent, Sen. Matt Little, and Rep. Laurie Halverson to hold Twitter town hall on paid family leave

ST. PAUL, MN – As the paid family and medical leave and the caregiving crisis continues to be discussed, Sen. Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, Sen. Matt Little, DFL-Lakeville, and Rep. Laurie Halverson, DFL-Eagan, are inviting Minnesota workers, families, advocates, and the… Read More »Sen. Susan Kent, Sen. Matt Little, and Rep. Laurie Halverson to hold Twitter town hall on paid family leave