Budget Cuts

Good Question: What Triggers An IRS Audit?New numbers from the IRS show just 0.86 percent of tax returns are being audited, which is the lowest level since 2004.
Walker Proposes $300M In Cuts To University Of Wis. SystemGov. Scott Walker says faculty and staff in the University of Wisconsin System should be teaching more classes and doing more work. He made the comments Wednesday during an interview on WTMJ radio in Milwaukee.
Minn. Stands To Lose $90M From Federal CutsMinnesota state budget officials say state programs stand to lose $90 million a year in federal funds due to across-the-board spending cuts.
FAA To Close 2 Minn. Air Traffic Control TowersThe Federal Aviation Administration says it will close two air traffic control towers in Minnesota because of federal budget cuts.
Reality Check: Sequester’s Impact On Minn. Is Lower Than MostMinnesotans could suffer from those budget cuts too. Some over time, and some right away.
Firefighters Blaming Budget Cuts For InjuriesThe Walker Community Church fire on May 27 was caused by lightning and injured five firefighters as they fought the blaze.
New London To Cut Police HoursResidents of New London, Minn. will have fewer hours of police protection next year.
Penumbra Cancels 2 Shows, Cuts BudgetThe Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul announced they are cancelling two productions scheduled for next spring due to budget cuts.
Budget Cuts Force SE Minn. Dental Clinic ClosingState budget cuts are forcing a southeast Minnesota dental clinic that serves the needy to close its doors.
Minn. Legislature Moves Closer To Special SessionMinnesota lawmakers are working Saturday with less than three days left in the legislative session, as the Capitol fills with demonstrators on gay marriage and budget cuts.
Prison Budget Cuts Could Put Public Safety At RiskThe Minnesota Corrections Department says prison budget cuts proposed by Republican majorities in the House and Senate are so deep, public safety is at risk.
Money Cut For Minnesota Wolf ManagementCongressional budget cuts could jeopardize a federal program that controls wolves that attack or threaten farm animals or pets in Minnesota.