Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic: Senate Passes State and Local Government Bill to Restore Basic Services 

Says Sen. Erin Murphy’s Bill Reinvests in Core Functions of Government And Provides Transparency, Accessibility, and Accountability  

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) said the Senate has passed a State and Local Government budget that ensures Minnesotans receive the high quality of government services they need.  

Majority Leader Dziedzic said the $1.5 billion budget will ensure Minnesotans receive the timely, quality services they deserve from their state government. The budget makes major investments in technology and cybersecurity and consumer protection, protects taxpayer money from waste and fraud, and represents a commitment of openness to our state’s diverse demographics and communities.  

“This important bill invests in making state and local government more efficient and accountable to Minnesotans as it provides the quality essential services that people across the state expect,” said Majority Leader Dziedzic. “It insists that taxpayer money is spent wisely, cracking down on waste and abuse, while ensuring that government has the ability to protect consumers and act on their behalf.”  

“Our democracy works best when it is centered by and for the people of Minnesota,” said Senator Murphy. “Minnesotans deserve a government of, by, and for them, one that is reliable and durable, and effective. They should be able to count on that wherever they live across the state of Minnesota. For years, our government has been running very lean, and operating at a fraction of what is needed to serve Minnesotans at its fullest capacity. This budget will ensure our government is modern, secure, accountable, accessible, and inclusive.”  


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Kari Dziedzic represents District 60, which includes Seward, Cedar Riverside, Southeast and Northeast Minneapolis.

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