Minnesota budget officials said Tuesday that a 20-day government shutdown in July cost the state nearly $60 million but saved it about $65 million in salaries that weren’t paid to state employees.
Was Minnesota’s 20-day government shutdown a money saver or budget drain?
Families have been dealing with higher prices for milk and corn, and now a kid-favorite is going to get a lot more expensive. The price of peanut butter could rise as much as 40 percent by next month.
Minnesota ranks among the least affordable states for child care, according to a new national study, and those high prices coupled with the recession have resulted in more parents receiving state subsidies for the service.
The spiraling cost of confining Minnesota’s most dangerous sex offenders after prison is forcing state lawmakers to confront a once politically untouchable program. But they’re doing so by sticking counties with a bigger bill.
It’ll cost you a little more to get into the great Minnesota get-together this year.
At least three Minnesota counties say they’re still waiting for the state Republican party to reimburse them for recount-related costs from about six months ago. Party officials are asking for patience.
It may cost Wisconsin college students more money to attend college in Minnesota under a proposal backed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
If the Minnesota Vikings get public money for a new stadium, it’s a good bet support will come from rural Minnesota lawmakers whose constituents aren’t likely to be stuck with the bill.
With all the teams asking for public money, how much has Minnesota spent on stadiums since the Metrodome was built?