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Legislative Update: March 4, 2024

Monday, March 4, 2024

Dear Neighbors,

I hope this email finds you well, as we enter the final days of winter. If you haven’t had a chance yet to fill out our district survey, it’s still open here, and I’d be grateful for your input!

I’ve been busy at the Capitol meeting with constituents, presenting legislation, and tackling the biggest issues facing our state. Here’s an update from the Capitol in addition to some resources you may find useful:




Property Tax Refund  

With tax season underway, DFLers worked diligently to ensure Minnesota families have access to the tax credits and deductions they've earned, strengthening their financial foundation. We worked to simplify the Property Tax Refund, making sure every renter will receive the refund they deserve, one third of whom are seniors or people with disabilities.  

You can qualify for the $204 average refund by visiting


Budget Forecast Released

On Thursday, the Office of Minnesota Management and Budget released the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 biennium, projected to end with a $3.7 billion surplus, which is $1.3 billion more than the projections in November of 2023. We are in a strong position to weather unforeseen challenges that may come our way down the road.

Our economic outlook is a testament to the strength and resiliency of the people of Minnesota. We owe it to Minnesotans to continue managing our state’s finances in an effective, responsible manner while being responsive to challenges facing people and communities across the state.


Minnesota’s Presidential Primary

Early voting is now open for Minnesota’s Presidential Primary, which takes place tomorrow, March 5. Only major parties participate and regardless of who you’re voting for, it’s an opportunity to make your voice heard in our shared democracy. Learn more, including your polling location, from the Secretary of State’s website.

Stay in Touch

Please reach out to my office if you need assistance with anything. I am best reached through email at or please contact my Legislative Assistant Jared at I always appreciate hearing from you. You can also follow along on my official Facebook page here


Rep. Samantha Vang