Projected state surplus now $9.2 billion

The latest numbers are in for the state’s budget and economic forecast.

According to an update, the state has a forecasted improvement of more than 1.5 billion dollars, leading to a $9.2 billion budget surplus for the next biennium.

Minnesota Management and Budget credits this economic forecast to higher incomes, more consumer spending and higher corporate profits.

Uncertainty due to inflation and geopolitical conflict pose the greatest risks to the budget and economic outlook.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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