Lawmakers Return To Work, With Eyes On The BudgetWith just five weeks left in the regular session, Republicans and Democrats will be busy trying to come to an agreement on several crucial pieces of legislation.
Minnesota Lawmakers Return With Eyes On BudgetThe Legislature was set to resume Tuesday after an Easter vacation put its work on pause. Their return marks the beginning of the rush to agree to a new, two-year budget that will likely exceed $45 billion.
Commissioners Set Stakes For Upcoming Budget BattleSitting in a room full of reporters, Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans' message to his boss about most Republican's budget bills was clear: Veto them.
Budget Fight Stirs While Legislature Begins Assembling BillsMinnesota lawmakers' budget-setting spree is in full swing. Cuts to state agencies and big tax breaks began to materialize this week as House and Senate Republicans started releasing detailed budget plans with a $1.65 billion surplus in hand.
After Years Of Cuts, Walker Looks To Spend More In Latest BudgetAfter years of deep cuts, K-12 public schools and the University of Wisconsin stand to be big winners under Gov. Scott Walker's proposed state budget.
Minnesota Tax Collections Nearly $100M Below ProjectionsMinnesota's fiscal year is off to a rocky start as state government revenues slip below projections.
Hodges’ Budget Focuses On Public Safety, EquityMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges delivered Wednesday the 2017 budget for the city, focusing heavily on public safety and improving equity.
House Republicans Want Teacher Diversity In Budget PlanLawmakers in the Republican-controlled House want to recruit a new, more diverse pool of teachers and fund early childhood learning and literacy programs.
Dayton Proposes 2016 Budget With $900 Million SurplusGovernor Mark Dayton on Tuesday unveiled his wish list for the 2016 Minnesota Legislature. The Governor released new ways to use the state's $900 million budget surplus.
4 Things To Know: Millennials & Valentine's Day, 2017 Budget & MoreFrom the 2017 federal budget sent to Capitol Hill to Millennials spending more-than-average amounts of money on Valentine's Day, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Cuts Ordered As N.D. Sees $1B Budget Shortfall Amid Oil SlumpNorth Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has ordered deep cuts to state government and a massive raid on state savings to make up for a more than $1 billion budget shortfall due to a drop in oil drilling and depressed crude prices.
Reality Check: Minnesota's Budget SurplusMinnesota's huge budget surplus for 2016 has state lawmakers scrambling to figure out what to do with it. A large part of the surplus will go to a budget reserve, and the rest of it will likely go to be a combination of tax cuts and spending.

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