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RELEASE: Leader Demuth statement on continued looming Democrat deficit

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Leader Demuth statement on continued looming Democrat deficit

ST. PAUL — House Minority Leader Lisa Demuth, R-Cold Spring, issued the following statement on the February Budget and Economic Forecast released today showing a continued looming deficit.

"Today’s forecast shows Minnesota’s budget is still on the verge of a deficit thanks to Democrats’ irresponsible and unaffordable spending spree last year. Republicans have been warning since last session that this rampant spending will only hurt Minnesotans, and this forecast proves that. Last session, Democrats spent the entire $17.5 billion surplus and raised another $10 billion in taxes on Minnesotans to fuel a massive 40 percent growth in government. Minnesotans deserve better. We should be looking for ways to scale back wasteful spending, exercise restraint this year, and budget responsibly instead of continuing the reckless spending spree from last session."