State Budget Forecast
Last week, the legislature received an updated state budget forecast from the Minnesota Management and Budget Agency, showing a positive one-time balance. The forecast shows challenges for Minnesota, because costs go up and inflation is not accounted for in these twice-a-year forecasts. As a result, significant budget deficits are inevitable in the future, which undermine our ability to deliver a quality education, good roads, and health care for Minnesotans.
It’s essential for us to exercise caution, especially as federal uncertainty looms with foreign trade wars and the recent coronavirus outbreak. I’ll continue to advocate for wise budgeting and responsible fiscal management that prepares us for any future economic downturn.
Edina Visitors at the Capitol
It was great hosting Edina’s Green Machine Robotics Team in the Capitol Rotunda last week! The team aspires to create enthusiasm for our students in the field of science, technology, engineering and math. You can learn more about their great, award winning work here.
I also had the opportunity to meet with youth climate leaders and Parasole Hospitality advocates.
Keep in Touch
Please contact me anytime with questions, ideas, or input. I appreciate hearing from you!
Thank you for the honor of representing our Edina neighborhoods at the Capitol.