To the editor:

Officials from Minnesota Management and Budget recently released an updated budget forecast which projects a $7.7 billion state budget surplus for the current biennium.

The budget forecast is terrific news for Minnesota and reflects the resilience of workers and families in our state. We still have a long road toward recovery, and with this budget surplus, now is the time to make investments to address the challenges facing our people and build a brighter future for everyone.

We have an opportunity this session to increase access to health care, support paid family and medical leave, and provide more resources for students to continue expanding our economy for the future. I am ready to go to work for Minnesota’s future.

Rep. Erin Koegel

Spring Lake Park

Rep. Erin Koegel, DFL, represents District 37A in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

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