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RELEASE: Rep. Schultz and Olson statements on state budget agreement

Sunday, May 19, 2019

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Tonight, Governor Tim Walz and legislative leaders reached agreement on an outline for a new two-year state budget.

Rep. Jen Schultz (DFL – Duluth), Chair of the House Long-Term Care Division, issued the following statement:

“All Minnesotans deserve affordable, accessible health care. I’m pleased our budget compromise preserves funding for our Health Care Access Fund, ensuring Minnesotans – especially people with low incomes or disabilities – can count on the care they need. This shouldn’t be considered a partisan victory, but rather a basic reflection of our values in this state. In regards to access, quality, and cost, we’ll keep working to improve health care for Minnesotans.”

Rep. Liz Olson (DFL – Duluth), House Majority Whip, issued the following statement:

“Minnesotans care about each other and want to see everyone share in our success and this session I’ve been working to ensure they can. I’m proud that this budget agreement increases investments in all students and protects health care for Minnesotans. By no means is our work over, and I’ll keep fighting for a brighter future for Minnesotans.”