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Dayton Lifts Education In $42 Billion Budget But Test Awaits

Every Minnesota public school student would be worth more in the eyes of the state if lawmakers support Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal. Dayton wants to increase the basic per-pupil funding formula for school districts by 1 percent in each of the next two years.

01/27/2015

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Dayton Ups Amount Of Surplus He’s Willing To Spend

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s willing to devote another $100 million of a budget surplus to spending on pressing needs above his previous proposal. Dayton said Thursday he made the offer to top lawmakers “in the spirit of accommodation.”

04/24/2014

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Dayton Would Devote Half Of Surplus To Tax Breaks

Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing to use half of Minnesota’s projected $1.2 billion surplus to cut taxes, with another big chunk going to fill reserve accounts. Dayton outlined his supplemental budget plan Thursday, the day the House was planning to vote on a slightly smaller tax bill.

03/06/2014

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Lawmakers Mull Padding Reserve With Budget Surplus

A tantalizing Minnesota budget surplus has stirred talk of tax cuts or funding bumps for prized programs and infrastructure upgrades, but a less-flashy option also has gained some currency: saving some to prepare for the next economic downturn.

02/27/2014

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State Surpluses Spark Debate On Tax Cuts, Spending

As they open their legislative sessions, politicians in many states are facing a pleasant election-year challenge: What to do with all the extra money? A slow but steady economic recovery is generating more tax revenue than many states had anticipated.

01/17/2014

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Revenue Dept. Drew $140M More Than Anticipated In Jan.

Minnesota’s government has scooped up $140 million more in taxes for January than finance officials had been counting on.

02/11/2013

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Surplus Minn. Wolf Licenses Go On Sale Monday

Hunters who entered Minnesota’s wolf license lottery but lost get another chance starting Monday.

10/27/2012

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Dayton To Counties: No Relief In Surplus

Gov. Mark Dayton told leaders of Minnesota’s counties Monday that he’s sympathetic to their financial difficulties, but promised no immediate relief.

12/05/2011

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Minnesota HMOs Have Surplus Of $2.5 Billion

Operating profit from Minnesota health insurance programs for low-income residents increased by about one-third in 2010.

04/02/2011

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