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Posted: 2016-12-02
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Press Release

STATEMENT: Rep. Erin Murphy Wants Surplus to Reflect Minnesota Values


Prioritize issues important to working families such as education, infrastructure and health care

SAINT PAUL, MN — Today, the Office of Minnesota Management and Budget announced a forecasted state budget surplus of $1.4 billion for fiscal years 2018-19. Lower forecast revenue projections are partially offset by reduced spending estimates.

Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL-Saint Paul) released the following statement:

“Our state is grappling with the growing needs of our schools, infrastructure, and health care system. All the while, many Minnesotans struggle to make ends meet for themselves and their families with no surplus at the end of the month.

“As we look forward to the upcoming session, the budget must put the needs of Minnesotans and their future first. Another session of cutting tobacco taxes, shortchanging our schools, and ignoring the challenges of families facing their own budgetary constraints will diminish the opportunities our future holds. Any budget the legislature sets is a reflection of our values. Let’s make sure it’s focused on the needs of Minnesota families.”

Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL-Saint Paul) is the Deputy Minority Leader and the former Majority Leader in the Minnesota House.

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