On Thursday, we finished voting on our 2023 budget bills! These bills incorporate the vast majority of the House of Representatives' work this session. I appreciate all my colleagues’ hard work in creating a budget that centers the needs of our state and ensures we are improving the lives of every Minnesotan. From St. Paul to St. Peter and Minneapolis to Moorhead, we heard the perspectives of all Minnesotans. I am proud this budget recognizes the diversity of our state. We ensured people of color, LGBTQ+ people, our religious communities, and so many more were heard and a part of this process.
You can read all of the budgets here: Higher Education, Legacy, Environment and Clean Energy, Housing, Veterans, Elections, State and Local Government, K-12 Education, Agriculture, Transportation, Early Learning, Children & Families, Jobs & Labor, Human Services, Pensions, Commerce, Judiciary & Public Safety, Tax, and Health.
Most of these bills now go to conference committees - a committee of state representatives and senators who iron out differences between their corresponding budget bills. So, I can’t guarantee what will be in the final budget yet, but I am happy to report both the House and Senate are moving in the same direction. Stay tuned!