ST. PAUL — On Monday Minnesota Management and Budget released the February budget forecast, showing a projected $9.25 billion surplus — up from the $7.75 billion surplus in the December forecast. State Representative Brian Daniels, R-Faribault, issued the following statement regarding the report.
“State government was fully funded last session which means that we should devote the majority of the budget surplus to providing significant and permanent tax relief to hard-working Minnesotans—including an end to the social security tax and replenishing the unemployment trust fund,” said Rep. Daniels. “Folks in our community are frustrated by having to deal with the impacts of soaring inflation and rising energy costs while state government continues to grow and take more of their money. I am committed to returning this surplus back where it belongs, to the people of Minnesota.”