Senator Erik Simonson Issues Statement in Response to New Budget Forecast

St. Paul, Minn. – Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) today released a new forecast that projects a $329 million state budget surplus for the current biennium. In response, Senator Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth) issued the following statement:

“The fiscal health of our state is stronger than when I was first elected to the legislature in 2012, but I do not take our good fortune for granted,” said Sen. Simonson. “The long-term impact of federal tax reform remains to be seen, so I am hesitant to read too much into this single snapshot of our state budget. I have always made it a priority to be a good steward of public dollars, and this year is no different. To my fellow lawmakers, I caution all of us to think long and hard about the impact our budget decisions will have on current and future generations. We have an obligation to provide for the common good and make sure we’re taking care of people who can’t care for themselves.”


Erik Simonson represents District 7 in northeastern Minnesota.

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