Senator Franzen statement on the updated budget projection

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Management and Budget Office projected a $2.4 billion budget deficit for the state’s current biennium according to information released Tuesday.

Senator Melisa Franzen, DFL-Edina, released the following response statement:

“The updated budget projection from MMB shows us that we have some tough work ahead of us in these last few weeks of the legislative session. We need to come together around our shared values to focus on making decisions that are fair and just for all Minnesotans.

It has been our focus to get Minnesotans back to work as soon as possible safely and effectively. It won’t be business as usual as we navigate the new “normal.” We have to look out for the health and economic well-being of Minnesotans now and into the future. No one should have to pick between one or the other.

COVID-19 has left many local businesses struggling. As a small business owner myself, we must ensure that these business owners have what they need to weather this crisis, such as affordable health care, good schools for their children, and a transportation system that works. We need to make investments as a state that make all of our lives better.”

The May 2020 interim budget projection, additional resources, and presentation can be found here.

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Melisa López Franzen represents District 49 in the southwest Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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