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Dayton Gives Lawmakers 10 Days To Send Him Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton is asking Minnesota’s Republican-controlled Legislature days to send him a full set of budget bills within 10 days.


Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Event March 7, 2011 in Waukee, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Pawlenty: Reject Budget Bill That Avoids Shutdown

Republican presidential contender Tim Pawlenty says a spending deal that avoided a government shutdown should be rejected.


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Minn. House Poised To Vote On Deep Health Cuts

The Minnesota House prepared to vote Wednesday on deep cuts to projected health and welfare spending, the last in a lineup of budget bills, as Republicans who run the Legislature finished their opening offer to solve the state’s $5 billion deficit.


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K-12 Bill Clears Senate; House Debates Safety Bill

Lawmakers capped a week of budget debate Thursday with a Senate vote for a school funding bill shifting money away from urban districts and House approval of a crime package that toughens sex offender sentences while slashing the budget for Minnesota’s anti-discrimination office.


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Budget Bills Take Center Stage At Minn. Capitol

The Minnesota House of Representatives voted Monday to cut state income and property taxes on businesses while slashing aid to several large cities, fulfilling key Republican priorities and setting the table for a conflict with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.


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Wis. Teacher Reacts To Controversial Budget Bill

Jarrod Hamdorf has been a math teacher for ten years. His wife’s been a Spanish teacher for nine. They both have master’s degrees. Even though they’re established in their careers, they’re both considering leaving the field.


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Cuts To Cities Made Temporary In Minn. Budget Bill

Legislative Republicans pushing a $1 billion package of spending cuts have softened the long-term effect on cities and counties.




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