Budget Cuts

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Deep Cuts For Health, Welfare Programs Pass Senate

A Republican plan to overhaul Minnesota’s health care programs and cut into services for the poor and disabled has cleared the Senate.


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DNR: Proposed Budget Cuts May Close Parks, Lay Off Workers

Tempers flared at the Minnesota State Capitol Tuesday over funding for programs on the environment and natural resources.


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GOP Bill Cuts Health Care, Disability Services

House Republicans aim to reduce projected health and welfare spending $1.6 billion by cutting services for the disabled and elderly and MinnesotaCare health care while seeking federal permission for more health care cuts.


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Wis. Schools Face Deep Cuts Under Walker’s Budget

Gov. Scott Walker is plowing ahead with his full plan for balancing Wisconsin’s budget, proposing massive cuts to public schools even as he faces a stalemate over his proposal to strip public workers of collective bargaining rights.


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Looming Budget Cuts Have ‘U’ Medical School Worried Sick

University of Minnesota’s Medical School took its worries over budget cuts to state lawmakers Tuesday.


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‘U’ Students Rally At Capitol

Several hundred students from throughout the state are rallying in the capitol as they try to drum up support for higher education funding.


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AP Source: Dayton Budget Avoids Cutting Local Aid

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will ask lawmakers to spare city and county governments from state payment cuts in hopes of avoiding property tax increases, a Capitol official familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday.


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1st Cuts Won’t Be Deepest In Minn. Budget Debate

Even before Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton unveils his first budget on Tuesday, his promised tax increases have slammed into Republican resistance. The GOP is sure to give a much warmer reception to his ideas for cutting spending.


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Sen. Vote Set For $900M Package Of Budget Cuts

A $900 million package of budget cuts that passed the House is expected to get a vote in the Senate on Thursday.


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Lakeville School Board Approves Budget Plan

The Lakeville school board has voted unanimously to approve a budget plan that would eliminate a number of teachers’ positions and raise fees for after-school activities.


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Deal On Minn. Budget Cuts Lacks Dayton Blessing

A $900 million package of state budget cuts could be headed to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton by week’s end.


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Rent Credit, College Grants On Budget Chopping Block

Three weeks after taking office, Minnesota Republicans passed a major budget cutting bill; a $1 billion measure touching almost every Minnesotan in some specific way.


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Minn. House Passes 1st Wave Of Budget Cuts

The Minnesota House ignored Gov. Mark Dayton’s objections and approved $1 billion in state budget cuts Thursday that would affect aid payments for local governments, colleges and community health programs.


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Minn. Bill Advances Without Cuts To Disaster Aid

Popular programs including college financial aid and flood and tornado relief wouldn’t be at risk of budget cuts before July under a Senate version of a $1 billion deficit-reduction bill that advanced Wednesday.


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Minn. Republicans To Target Specific Budget Cuts

House Republicans plan to start proposing budget cuts soon, before Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton unveils his budget proposal next month.





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