Talking Points: House Speaker Melissa Hortman Weighs In On What To Do With Minnesota's Budget SurplusWhat would you do if you suddenly had a whole lot of extra money? That is the situation the state of Minnesota finds itself in with a $1.3 billion surplus.
Minn. Budget Officials Project $1.3 Billion SurplusMinnesota budget officials are projecting a $1.3 billion surplus in the current two-year budget period thanks to an improving economic outlook.
Forecast: Minnesota Has $329M Budget SurplusSome good news for Minnesota: There's an unexpected budget surplus.
New Forecast On Minn. Budget Surplus Expected TuesdayMinnesota lawmakers are getting ready for a new estimate on the state's expected budget surplus.
Public Works, Transportation Bills Remain In Session's Final HoursMinnesota lawmakers scrambled Sunday to finalize their plans for a $900 million budget surplus.
Lawmakers Headed On Collision Course Over SurplusRepublicans and Democrats at the Minnesota Legislature are on a collision course as they work out how to spend a $900 million budget surplus.
Surplus Drop Complicates Gov. Dayton's 2016 PlansHas Minnesota's $1.2 billion budget surplus grown or gotten smaller? State budget officials were expected to give a final look on Friday morning of the size of the budget surplus.
Poll: Opinions Vary On How To Spend $1.2B MN SurplusA new poll shows Minnesotans are divided on how to spend a $1.2 billion state surplus. About 30 percent of respondents want the money refunded to taxpayers. Roughly the same number of people say the state should save the surplus and another 31 percent say spent it.
Dayton Revives Gas Tax Increase For Transportation PlanGov. Mark Dayton says a gas tax increase to fund road and bridge repairs should still be on the table. He declared that proposal dead late last year. But Dayton clarified Friday that was his political assessment, not his preference.
Guthrie Theater Ends Year With Surplus After Leadership ChangeThe Guthrie Theater is reporting a surplus for the fiscal year that saw the Minneapolis theater's first leadership change in 20 years. At its annual meeting Monday, the Guthrie reported a surplus of $24,000 on a budget of $29 million for fiscal year 2014-15.
Reality Check: Minnesota's Budget SurplusMinnesota's huge budget surplus for 2016 has state lawmakers scrambling to figure out what to do with it. A large part of the surplus will go to a budget reserve, and the rest of it will likely go to be a combination of tax cuts and spending.