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RELEASE: Minnesota House DFL releases budget framework and targets

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota House DFL leaders and legislators released the framework and targets for their budget proposal today. The budget includes significant investments in education and prioritizes assisting those impacted by COVID-19. The budget includes:

  • Significant increases in funding for E-12 education and child care, making new investments after a difficult year of remote learning.
  • Support for those who have been most impacted by COVID-19: students, families, and small businesses. 
  • Investments to improve economic security, including paid family leave, earned sick and safe time, affordable housing, and worker protection and support. 
  • Progressive, sustainable revenue into the future to make ongoing investments.

“The past year has been one of the most challenging times we’ve ever experienced. Minnesotans are expecting lawmakers to work together to help them bounce back from the struggles caused by COVID-19,” said Rep. Mike Sundin (DFL – Esko). “This budget framework puts us in a good position to deliver the investments our small businesses, students, families, and communities are counting on to build a better future for all Minnesotans.”

House DFL Committee Targets

  • Education: $20.810 billion. $721.7 million increase from base
  • Early Childhood: $715.785 million. $50 million increase from base
  • Higher Education: $3.526 billion. $120 million increase from base
  • Housing: $145.596 million. $30 million increase from base
  • Workforce & Business Development: $285.322 million. $56.992 million increase from base
  • Labor, Industry, Veterans & Military Affairs: $245.645 million. $21.935 million increase from base
  • Industrial Education & Economic Development: $65.868 million. $60 million increase from base
  • Health & Human Services: $16.247 billion. $323 million increase from base.
  • Agriculture: $138.820 million. $11.574 million increase from base
  • Environment: $372.663 million. $40.675 million increase from base
  • Public Safety: $1.574 billion. $71.069 million increase from base
  • Judiciary: $1.084 billion. $49.009 million increase from base
  • Climate & Energy: $29.846 million. $5.5 million increase from base
  • Transportation: $289.164 million. $39.612 million increase from base
  • State Government: $994.663 million. $35.456 million increase from base
  • Capital Investment: $1.653 billion. $73.573 million increase from base
  • Commerce: $45.024 million. $1.3 million increase from base
  • Tax Aids & Credits: $4.164 billion. $0 change from base
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