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Legislative Update: October Revenue Report, Minnesota Values Project

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Rep. Carlson

 

 

 

Dear Neighbors,

It’s hard to believe we’re already midway through October. I hope you are enjoying our changing seasons and all Minnesota has to offer!

October Revenue Report

Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) is reporting state general fund revenue was $657 million above the forecasted amount for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2022, beginning July 1. 

The latest MMB information compares actual receipts for July, August and September of 2021 to receipts projected by the February 2021 Budget Forecast. These projections as adjusted to take into account laws enacted after that projection for the same period.

Although this is good news, we must remember the budget forecast is only a projection and many factors remain unknown as we continue to recover from the pandemic. I will continue to prioritize investments in our families, businesses, and schools to ensure we can all get ahead and thrive post-pandemic.

Minnesota Values Project

Please take a moment to share your thoughts on ways we can make Minnesota a better place to live, work, and play by taking the Minnesota Values Project Survey. Thanks in advance for your part in improving the lives of all Minnesotans.

MVP Survey A

High School Page Program 

Applications are now being accepted until November 23 for participation in the High School Page program, open to those in their junior year. Learn about the application process and more here.

REMINDER: October 15 Deadline for Military Service Members to Claim Their 2017 Tax Credit

The Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds the state’s military service members to take advantage of a refundable military tax credit. The 2017 Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone expires October 15, 2021, for qualifying service members.

Claim the credit electronically: www.revenue.state.mn.us and enter M99 into the Search box. Complete the online form to apply for the credit.   Claim the credit by mail: Complete the 2017 Form M99, Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone .

Stay in Touch

You can stay up to date on our work by subscribing to these legislative updates and “liking” my official Facebook page. For any questions you have on the resources available to our community or our work in the Minnesota House, you can reach me at rep.andrew.carlson@house.mn or leave a voicemail at (651) 296-4218. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Andrew Carlson 

State Representative

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