The recent release of the February forecast shows Minnesota is doing well, and will have an estimated surplus of $1.65 billion in 2018-19.
Over the past year there has been a lot of media coverage on the increasing cost of health insurance in Minnesota and the lack of access to providers in rural communities.
I thank Gov. Dayton for his commitment to expanding MinnesotaCare, the backbone of affordable health care across Minnesota, especially in rural communities like the ones I represent.
Following a floor vote of 35-31 in the Minnesota Senate, Senator Tony Lourey (DFL-Kerrick) and Senator Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) released the following statement.
Senate DFL Health and Human Services leaders will be holding a press conference tomorrow afternoon to respond to false GOP claims about MNsure and the current rate hike in health insurance premiums.
Once again our part of the state has witnessed a tremendous rainfall and storm event that has resulted is significant flooding and damage to property. City and county officials are still in the early hours of assessing the impact on our neighbors and businesses and I remain in contact with them. While initial reports say that the flooding is not as serve as what was experienced in 2012, that is no consolation to those who are affected by this most recent storm.