Jim Schowalter

Capitol, St. Paul, Minnesota

Minn. Leaders: Shutdown Poses ‘Evolving’ Problems

Minnesota leaders are taking stock of state departments that work in tandem with the federal government to determine those most at risk in the shutdown.


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Top Minn. Budget Officials Head To Wall Street

Leading figures from Minnesota’s state budget agency are headed to Wall Street for meetings with influential credit rating firms. The bond house trips are typical after a new state budget is adopted and before the state gets ready to issue long-term debt to pay for construction projects.


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Minn. Finance Chief: April Tax Haul Up By $153M

Minnesota’s tax haul for April was $153 million better than forecasters had expected, a strong month that probably has little effect on the trajectory of legislative budget talks.


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Senate Approves Dayton’s Budget, Higher Ed Heads

After an extended wait, two of Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet members are officially in place.


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Minn. Lawmakers Curious About Budget Post-Cliff

Minnesota lawmakers hope to learn more about how the recent fiscal cliff deal that temporarily averted an economic crisis is shaping the economic picture closer to home.


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Minn. Extends Costly Credit Line

Deficit-plagued Minnesota is spending nearly $4 million in credit line fees over two years to make sure state government doesn’t bounce checks.


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Dayton’s Budget Chief Comes From The Inside

Minnesota Gov.-elect Mark Dayton is sticking with someone who knows his way around Minnesota’s finances to be his chief budget adviser.



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