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Budget Forecast Shows Improvement

Thursday, December 03, 2020

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COVID-19 has created challenges for many Minnesotans, especially working families and small businesses. Minnesota’s economic budget forecast, released Tuesday, indicated our state is well-positioned to provide more economic aid to those impacted. You can read more about the forecast by going to the Minnesota Management and Budget web page here.

Last spring, corporations, the wealthy, and well-connected received a disproportionate share of the economic assistance approved by the federal government. In Minnesota, we are pledging to support those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

House DFLers are committed to prioritizing the needs of working families, small businesses, and Minnesotans whose livelihoods were harmed by COVID-19. We recently announced a new economic relief package to keep small businesses afloat, support workers struggling to get by, and help Minnesota families put and keep food on their tables. I look forward to working to deliver this needed support for those who are struggling to make ends meet.

Bringing refugee, immigrant advocates and state leaders together

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is bringing immigrant and refugee advocates and state leaders together to network and collaborate around economic issues effecting those communities. More details here

DEED is also available to help if your job has been impacted by COVID-19. They can help with Unemployment Insurance, career exploration and job training assistance. Visit their website at


As I mentioned last week, Minnesota has a new tool to help fight the spread of COVID-19.


Keep safe, stay home as much as you’re able so we can all get through this together!


You can continue to contact me at or (651) 296-4219. Be sure to like and follow my official state representative Facebook page!

Thank you for the privilege of serving District 60A in the legislature.


Sydney Jordan

State Representative