Daudt Lists Shopping List For Surplus
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature will have even
more money to work with as they set the state budget for the next two years. A new forecast from Minnesota Management and Budget shows the state’s previously forecast $1 billion surplus for the next biennium has grown to $1.87 billion. Speaker of House, Representative Kurt Daudt says the state has to look at seniors and veterans first.
It’s an increase of $832 million over the previous forecast. Much of the change comes because revenue was about $616 million higher and state spending was $115 million lower than projected.