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07/14/20
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July economic update shows state will need all the tools in the toolbox

The state's quarterly economic report shows that projections for the national economy have gotten even worse. While state revenues have come in a bit ahead of what was predicted in May, the state is still on track for a more than $2 billion budget shortfall for the current budget cycle.
07/09/20
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Health Care
  • Housing
  • Federal Issues
  • Income and Work

Bonnie Tyler wasn’t wrong: We need a HERO

The HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act proposal is a needed Congressional effort to...
05/06/20
  • Federal Issues
  • Minnesota Budget
  • Federal Budget
  • Minnesota Budget Plans

Additional federal funding to states is time-critical

MBP web fed funding blog feature
Federal policymakers should move quickly to direct significant additional funding to states, as well as local and tribal governments, to address the severe impacts of the public health emergency and the economic recession, and to prevent the economic downturn from getting worse.
05/05/20
  • Federal Issues
  • Health Care
  • Income and Work
  • Minnesota Budget
  • Minnesota Budget Outlook and Trends
  • Minnesota Budget Plans

May budget report reveals the need to support everyday folks

The May budget projection will guide the decisions that policymakers make in the remaining weeks of the legislative session, and the months beyond. They remind us of how many of our neighbors are struggling, and the importance of taking swift action to reduce the hardships that Minnesotans and their families are facing as a result of the pandemic, and to start building for the economic recovery.

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