Minnesota House Democrats present $52.5 billion budget plan
March 24, 2021
The state would spend hundreds of millions more on education and add a public health care option and paid leave program under the budget vision Minnesota House Democrats debuted on Tuesday.
The $52.5 billion proposal is larger than the plans Gov. Tim Walz and Senate Republicans rolled out last week. But all three lack a key piece: the estimated $2.6 billion in one-time money state government expects to get through the latest federal stimulus package.
House Democrats presented their big-picture goals for spending but did not delve into their tax proposal for the next two-year budget.