State Budget

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Minnesota’s Tax Take Misses Projection For Quarter

Minnesota’s tax collections have again come in short of expectations. A state budget analysis released Friday shows tax revenue was $46 million less than projections from July through September.

10/10/2014

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GOP Hopefuls Differ On How To Rein In State Budget

On its current trajectory, Minnesota’s next two-year state budget will top the $40 billion mark. The Republicans seeking to defeat Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton say they would slam the brakes on spending if they’re put in charge.

07/19/2014

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News Click: Budget Surplus

12/06/2013

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With Time Short, Minn. Lawmakers Meet Over Weekend

The Minnesota Legislature is meeting over the weekend as the clock counts down on the regular session. The House and Senate are both convening Saturday.

05/18/2013

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Dayton, Minn. DFL Leaders Reach Budget Deal

Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature’s top Democrats announced an agreement Sunday to raise taxes on Minnesota’s wealthier residents and cigarette sales and to spend the extra money on public schools and colleges, as well as on other areas.

05/12/2013

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Dayton To Travel State To Make Case For His Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton will travel the state starting this week to make the case for his budget.

03/17/2013

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UM President Kaler Outlines Budget Plan

UM President Eric Kaler outlined his budget proposal for the next 2 years

02/05/2013

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Dayton: Add Minn. Sales Tax To Some Clothes, Services

Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing Minnesotans pay a lower overall sales tax rate but that it should be applied to more goods and services, including clothes over $100.

01/22/2013

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Good News: Minnesota Expects $876 Million Surplus

Minnesota lawmakers are expecting the worst as the state budget office prepares to release its economic forecast.

12/01/2011

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Governor Dayton Talks Stadium, Budgets, Re-election

Governor Mark Dayton joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Monday. The Governor talked about the outline for a Viking stadium deal that he is hoping will be done by the end of February.

11/14/2011

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State Budget Problems Keep Squeezing Minn. Schools

To see how the state’s financial problems have trickled down to local school districts, look no further than the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district in the Twin Cities suburbs.

08/06/2011

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Reality Check: The State Protecteth Itself

The Minnesota state government giveth, and the Minnesota state government taketh away. But in the case of the record 20-day shutdown last month, it also protecteth itself.

08/03/2011

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Former Governor Carlson On Legislative Issues

Former Governor Arne Carlson joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Friday with some advice for State Legislators and Governor Dayton.

05/20/2011

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State Eyes HMO Reserves To Help Balance Budget

Minnesota’s health maintenance organizations are enjoying surging profits from managing three state health insurance programs, and that has attracted the attention of officials looking for cash to balance the state’s budget.

03/21/2011

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I-TEAM: Money For Home Inspections Used To Plug Budget

Minnesota is trying to dig itself out of a massive financial hole. The I-TEAM discovered some creative budgeting at the capitol in St. Paul could be putting your family’s well-being and your biggest investment at risk.

02/10/2011

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