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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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12/06/2013

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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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