Sen. Reinert comments on February budget forecast

ST. PAUL, MN – The February budget forecast announced today shows a projected budget deficit of $627 million for the years 2014-15. This is an improvement of $463 million from the November budget forecast that showed a projected deficit of $1.1 billion.

State Senator Roger Reinert (DFL-Duluth) made the following statement regarding the new budget forecast numbers:

“While Minnesota’s deficit has been reduced by almost 40%, significant structural budget issues still remain. Our budget solutions the past 10 years have been built on shifts, borrowing and one-time solutions. Today’s forecast numbers are encouraging, but we must remember the need for a sustainable and honest solution. With these numbers in hand, the real budget work begins.”

Senator Roger Reinert
Roger Reinert represents District 7, which includes St. Louis County. He is also an educator.

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