Minnesota legislators are arriving at a self-imposed budget deadline.
Minnesota lawmakers are moving quickly to cut the state’s record budget deficits. Too quickly, some say.
A proposal from Minnesota Republicans for a series of income tax cuts drew a rebuke Monday from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, who cast it as a giveaway for those with the biggest salaries.
Gov. Mark Dayton is withdrawing his call for a 3 percent surtax on top incomes and reducing proposed cuts to nursing homes in light of a smaller Minnesota deficit.
While Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan for giant income tax hike made the biggest budget splash, a closer examination of his proposal reveals a smattering of fee increases on consumers and industry professionals far more likely to be enacted.
Gov. Mark Dayton appealed to Minnesota’s richest citizens Tuesday to spare the poor and bear the brunt of a $6.2 billion budget deficit.
About half of Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan to fix the state’s budget deficit comes from higher income taxes on the wealthy, a plan he described Tuesday as one that would “keep my promises I made to the people of Minnesota last fall.”
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.
Gov. Mark Dayton will unveil his $6.2 billion budget solution Tuesday, and the DFL governor is already running into resistance from Republicans, who control Minnesota’s House and Senate.
State tax collectors did better than expected last month as individual taxpayers withheld and paid more income taxes.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has swiftly vetoed a GOP-crafted budget bill cutting $900 million from the state’s budget deficit.
A $900 million package of budget cuts that passed the House is expected to get a vote in the Senate on Thursday.
Minnesota senators voted Thursday to slice $930 million from the state budget, a more modest cut than the House approved last week as the state tries to dig out from a massive deficit.
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.
Legislation ordering a 15 percent cut in Minnesota government work force costs is getting an airing in a state House committee.