Minnesota Budget Update: Surplus Still Huge

Date: February 27, 2023

On February 27, Minnesota budget officials released an updated economic forecast that shows a $17.5 billion surplus for the next two state fiscal years (FY 24-25).

The state had previously projected a nearly identical surplus in December 2022.

The hefty surplus comes despite a new law requiring budget officials to factor inflation into the cost of state government spending – a practice long barred due to fears about putting spending on autopilot – as well as about $100 million in tax cuts and new expenditures this year.


Source: Minnesota Management and Budget

Revenues exceeded expectations by about $1.5 billion, mostly driven by higher individual and corporate income tax receipts.

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