The Minnesota Senate honors our promises to Minnesotans and invests in shared priorities for a stronger future.

After more than a decade of deep cuts, the Minnesota Senate solved the deficit and passed a budget with new investments in better education, job creation, property tax relief and statewide economic growth
 DELIVER ON OUR PROMISES
 We came into this session with a commitment to stabilize Minnesota’s budget honestly and to finally end the decade-long roller coaster of nearly constant deficits—and that’s what we’ve delivered.

 CREATE JOBS
 Our plan makes $89 million in new investments to spur middle-class job creation, calling for more job training, workforce development and small business strategies that are proven job-creating engines to strengthen our economy and workforce.  For Minnesota to stay competitive in today’s global economy, we must train our workforce for the in-demand careers of tomorrow.

 BALANCE OUR BUDGET DEFICIT WITHOUT GIMMICKS
 Our budget does what Minnesotans expect—solves our budget deficit fairly and responsibly, without accounting gimmicks and with a combination of reforms, cuts, and new revenues.  Our reforms to the state’s tax system will put a stop the endless cycle of budget deficits and promote long-term economic growth across Minnesota.

 FAIRER TAXES FOR MIDDLE CLASS MINNESOTANS
 Over the past decade, the state has passed its budget problems onto working families, squeezing the middle class. Our budget reverses that trend, providing $441 million in property tax relief for Minnesota families.  We pay for our stable budget by asking the highest 2% of earners to pay the income tax rates most Minnesotans have paid for years.

 PAY BACK OUR SCHOOLS
 The previous legislature borrowed $2.4 billion from our schools. We acknowledge the bill we owe our schools is past due and our budget will pay back our schools on tine. We made that promise to Minnesotans and we intend to keep it.

 REJECT THE STATUS QUO OF THE PAST AND INVEST IN OUR STATE’S FUTURE
 For too long hard-working Minnesotans have paid the price for irresponsible budgeting that hasn’t solved our deficits.  Our responsible budget plan turns the page on the past and looks to a stronger, more prosperous future for Minnesota that invests in better education, jobs and a growing middle class.

 INVEST IN ALL LEARNERS
 Our budget makes a historic $735 million investment in education for all learners—from early education and all-day kindergarten, to reduced class sizes and restored equity in our K-12 system, to lower tuition and debt reduction for our college students and their families.

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