Responding to Minnesota’s November Budget Forecast reporting a $1.3 billion state budget forecast, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement:
“The November forecast is proof that progressive taxation, smart budgeting, and wise investments continues to keep Minnesota on strong fiscal ground.
“Heading into next year’s legislative session, lawmakers should be focused on investing in priorities that improve life for working Minnesotans and their families.
“We applaud Governor Walz’s call for a robust bonding bill to protect and expand our state’s critical infrastructure. Lawmakers should leverage record low interest rates to pass as large of a bill as possible and create family sustaining jobs in communities across our state.”