Today, Minnesota Management and Budget released the February Economic Forecast, showing a projected positive balance of $1.6 billion for the upcoming biennium. While the forecast projects a positive balance, it includes inflation on the revenue side and excludes it on the spending side in several key areas. Inflation is estimated to be $1.042 billion. A significant portion of the positive balance is also one-time money.
Sen. Susan Kent
Today on the Senate Floor the GOP introduced Senate File 1, a bill to revoke the current and future Governor’s ability to close businesses or limit their capacity using the power of an executive order.
Today on the Senate Floor the GOP introduced Senate File 2 which would restrict the Governor’s response to protect students and educators during unprecedented times of need. The GOP has pushed forward their agenda despite the opposition from education organizations including the Association of Metropolitan School Districts, Minnesota Association of School Administrators, the Minnesota School Board Association, and the Minnesota Rural Education Association.
Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent released the following statement today in response to Governor Walz’s announcement on education:
As the most diverse caucus in the history of the Minnesota Senate, Senate DFLers offer a vision for a better Minnesota with priorities that will improve people’s lives and protect their fundamental rights. Members of the Senate DFL held a press conference to announce their priorities for the 2021 legislative session and released the following statement:
Senator Kent, Senator Port, Senator Wiger, Senator Torres Ray, Senator Carlson and Senator Frentz will convene a press conference to discuss Senate DFL Priorities for the 2021 legislative session. The press conference will occur virtually on Wednesday, February 17, starting at 10:00 a.m. They will be discussing the Senate… Read More »Senate DFL Announces 2021 Legislative Priorities