Minnesota Faces Potential $4.7B Deficit Due To COVID-19 PandemicMinnesota faces a potential $4.7 billion deficit in its next two-year budget due to continued economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new planning estimate announced Friday by the Minnesota Management and Budget office.
U.S. Budget Deficit Hits Record $204.9 Billion For NovemberThe federal budget deficit surged to a record for the month of November of $204.9 billion, but a big part of the increase reflected a calendar quirk.
Forecast: Minnesota Has $329M Budget SurplusSome good news for Minnesota: There's an unexpected budget surplus.
Minnesota Faces $188M Budget DeficitMinnesota lawmakers will have to fill a projected $188 million budget deficit next year.
Parking Meters Could Be Added To Some St. Paul NeighborhoodsParking may soon cost more in some popular St. Paul neighborhoods. According to the Pioneer Press, a parking pilot program was tucked quietly into Mayor Chris Coleman's recently released 2016 budget proposal.
St. Paul Seeks To Close Huge Projected DeficitThe city of Saint Paul is trying close a projected $10-million deficit. Mayor Chris Coleman said Tuesday the solution is a property tax increase and changes at parking meters. Coleman called for a 1.9-percent tax levy as part of his 2016 budget proposal.
Dayton Makes No Promises About Tax Plan ChangesGov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota taxpayers will benefit from a smaller-than-expected budget deficit, but don't expect drastic changes to his tax plan.
Good Question: Would Raising Taxes On Wealthy Put Dent In Nat'l Debt?As negotiations continue in Washington, D.C. to avoid falling off the so-called “fiscal cliff,” many are left with a simple question: can taxing the rich raise enough money to make a dent in the national debt?
Dayton Gives Himself 'A' In First Year As GovernorOne year after winning a bruising election recount, and 11 months into his first term, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he is running for re-election.
Minn. House Democrats Urge No More Tobacco Bonds The expectation of another Minnesota budget deficit has legislators girding for another difficult debate.
Lawmakers Convene To Vote On Ending Gov't ShutdownAn end to Minnesota's nearly three-week-long state government shutdown came into view Tuesday, when Gov. Mark Dayton called the Legislature into a special session to vote on a budget deal.
'Cone Of Silence' Becomes Roar Of HostilityWith Minnesota's state government closed for business, the focus shifted Friday to who's to blame.
Minn. Braces For Gov't Shutdown Over TaxesMinnesota hurtled toward a midnight government shutdown Thursday in a dispute over taxes and spending that could force thousands of layoffs, bring road projects to a standstill and close state parks just ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.
Rep. Cravaack Takes Questions At Town Hall MeetingU.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack will field questions from the public -- likely concerning Medicare and the budget deficit -- at a town hall meeting in Cambridge Wednesday night.
Dayton Expects Minn. Budget Talks To Pick Up SpeedGov. Mark Dayton says he expects budget talks with top Republican lawmakers to pick up in the coming days.