Response to February 2023 Budget Forecast
State budget numbers released today show that Minnesota is on the right track to be able to fully fund state agencies and provide services already promised to Minnesotans. We remain hopeful that these budget forecast numbers will also modernize pay scales and recruitment and retention efforts for state workers providing those services.
Our elected officials must ensure we use this $17.5 billion budget surplus to improve the lives of workers and their families, and the communities we all live in. Our economy remains strong and there is no excuse for under-investing in either our people or state workers.
-MAPE President Megan Dayton