- Created: Thursday, 31 January 2019 15:32
- Written by Elizabeth Glidden, MHP Director of Strategic Initiatives & Policy
Week four of the legislative session was a little quieter than normal, due to the extreme weather conditions.
We are preparing to receive the Governor’s budget in mid-February and the February budget forecast from Minnesota Management and Budget.
Because this is the first year of the biennium, Governor Walz is required to recommend a two-year state operating budget to the Legislature by February 19, 2019. He has started to make public statements about what may be included in his budget, including a recent announcement that he plans to increase local government aid by $30 million.
In the last week of February, Minnesota Management and Budget will release the February Budget and Economic Forecast.
You can learn more about state budgeting and budget process with these resources:
- The State Budget Process
- Budget Forecasts, Surpluses and Deficits
- Minnesota Governor's Proposed Biennial Operating Budget