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10/30/20
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October special session legislation includes first-time efforts for equity in bonding package

Minnesota policymakers passed a long-awaited infrastructure package when they convened on October 12 for their fifth...
08/10/20
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Minnesota expecting continued revenue shortfalls; time for strong federal action

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July brought us more sobering news about the ongoing damage that COVID-19 is expected to have on the economy, and by extension the state’s budget.
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.
06/15/20
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Special session begins; Minnesotans call for bold action

The COVID-19 crisis, and the longstanding crises in policing and racial inequity in Minnesota, have damaged our health, livelihoods, and communities. Policymakers must take bold steps to better ensure Minnesotans can stay healthy, safe, and get by economically in the immediate term, and invest in resilience in all communities for the future.

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