Senator Kent’s response to Governor Walz’s revised budget

The February budget forecast showed a significant change in Minnesota’s fiscal outlook, compared to the November economic forecast. Given the improvement in the budget forecast, Governor Walz announced a revised budget proposal on March 18. In response to the updated budget proposal, Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent (DFL- Woodbury) released the following statement:

“The governor’s revised budget prioritizes needed relief to Minnesotans who have been struggling the most this past year due to the impact of COVID-19. This revised budget puts working families, small businesses, and students first,” said Senator Susan Kent. “This proposal provides a clear contrast to Senate Republicans’ proposed budget targets that try to hide their significant cuts to education, public health, and investments like broadband. To truly build back a stronger Minnesota, we need to make investments in our communities statewide to address the disparities and close the gaps statewide to support all Minnesotans, and the Governor’s revised budget proposal recognizes that need.”

“In Minnesota, we have always looked out for one another and supported our communities, and I am grateful for the leadership Governor Walz has shown in the past year. The Senate DFL remains more committed than ever to our priorities of supporting working families, investing in education, providing a clean future, and protecting and advancing our democracy.”

Senator Susan Kent
Susan Kent represents District 53 in the eastern Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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