St. Paul, MN - Today, Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) announced the state’s budget forecast, projecting a $7.7 billion positive fund balance. State Representative Dan Wolgamott (DFL - St. Cloud) released the following statement:
“Today’s forecast is very good news for Minnesotans, not just because it shows a strong economy and replenishes the state’s rainy day fund, but because it enables our state to lend a hand to those that have yet to feel the benefits of a recovering Minnesota. Now is the time to invest in working families - the people who made our economy strong in the first place.
“We need to provide support and relief to small businesses, we need to lower the cost and increase the accessibility of childcare, and we need to lower the cost of healthcare. That’s what I’ll be fighting for next session to meet this moment and expand economic opportunity for all Minnesotans in a meaningful and lasting way.”