Senate Passes Senator Melissa Wiklund’s $1.5 Billion Health and Human Services Budget Prioritizing Healthcare and Child Care Access and Affordability

Package includes historic commitment to streamlining services for children and families

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesotans would have better access and face fewer barriers to high-quality, affordable healthcare throughout Minnesota thanks to the Health and Human Services Budget put forward by Senator Melissa Wiklund (DFL-Bloomington) which passed off the Senate floor Wednesday. The $1.5 billion bill, which passed on a bipartisan vote of 35-32, is a transformational package of legislation that will improve health outcomes said Sen. Wiklund.

“I am incredibly proud of the work we have done in this budget to make vital investments and reforms that will improve health care access, delivery, and quality across the state,” said Senator Wiklund. “We are also finally centering and prioritizing the needs of children and families by investing substantially in the early childhood system, coordinating state services and programs to make sure Minnesota is the best state in the country to raise a family.”


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Melissa Wiklund represents District 51, which includes portions of Bloomington and Richfield in the southern Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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