Budget Deficit

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Dayton Makes No Promises About Tax Plan Changes

Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota taxpayers will benefit from a smaller-than-expected budget deficit, but don’t expect drastic changes to his tax plan.


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Good Question: Would Raising Taxes On Wealthy Put Dent In Nat’l Debt?

As negotiations continue in Washington, D.C. to avoid falling off the so-called “fiscal cliff,” many are left with a simple question: can taxing the rich raise enough money to make a dent in the national debt?


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Dayton Gives Himself ‘A’ In First Year As Governor

One year after winning a bruising election recount, and 11 months into his first term, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he is running for re-election.


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Minn. House Democrats Urge No More Tobacco Bonds

The expectation of another Minnesota budget deficit has legislators girding for another difficult debate.


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Wall Street Week Preview With Jill Schlesinger

CBS Moneywatch Editor at Large Jill Schlesinger joined Dave Lee to preview a busy week on Wall Street.


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Lawmakers Convene To Vote On Ending Gov’t Shutdown

An end to Minnesota’s nearly three-week-long state government shutdown came into view Tuesday, when Gov. Mark Dayton called the Legislature into a special session to vote on a budget deal.


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‘Cone Of Silence’ Becomes Roar Of Hostility

With Minnesota’s state government closed for business, the focus shifted Friday to who’s to blame.


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Minn. Braces For Gov’t Shutdown Over Taxes

Minnesota hurtled toward a midnight government shutdown Thursday in a dispute over taxes and spending that could force thousands of layoffs, bring road projects to a standstill and close state parks just ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.


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Rep. Cravaack Takes Questions At Town Hall Meeting

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack will field questions from the public — likely concerning Medicare and the budget deficit — at a town hall meeting in Cambridge Wednesday night.


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Dayton Expects Minn. Budget Talks To Pick Up Speed

Gov. Mark Dayton says he expects budget talks with top Republican lawmakers to pick up in the coming days.


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No Sign Of Breakthrough As Minn. Faces $5B Deficit

Top legislative Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton remain divided on how to fix a $5 billion deficit as the legislative session enters its final four weeks.


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Sparks Fly In Dallas TV Interview With Obama

A Dallas TV reporter’s challenging interview with President Obama has been drawing attention nationally.


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Dayton To Sign Budget Bill For Minn. Farm Programs

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed the least disputed budget bill passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature.


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House Republicans Vehemently Opposing Tax Hikes

Leading congressional Republicans renewed their vehement opposition to tax increases Wednesday, as President Barack Obama prepared to put forth his new prescription to combat slow growth and national indebtedness.


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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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