House DFL Leaders Unveil Budget Priorities
Democrats in the Minnesota House unveiled their proposals for the state’s projected $1.2 billion dollar surplus on Friday.
The plan calls for $550 million dollars in tax cuts and nearly $390 million dollars in spending on a variety of state programs. The House DFL proposal would allocate $172 million dollars to job creation initiatives, increase education spending by $92 million dollars, provide $75 million dollars to boost pay for home health care workers, and fund $50 million dollars in transportation projects. Governor Mark Dayton has proposed over $600 million dollars for tax relief, directing over $450 million to the state’s reserves, with $162 million dollars in new state spending, while Senate DFL Leaders have yet to release their budget priorities.