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.
MN Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal, Prepare For Special SessionMinnesota lawmakers adjourned their 2019 legislative session at midnight Monday with little to show for it. Governor Tim Walz is now preparing to call a special session so the legislature can finish its work.
No Budget Agreement Yet With Weeks Left In Minnesota SessionThe DFL-controlled House just released its budget, asking for $1.2 billion in new spending on education, health care, and social services.
Transportation Taxes, Spending Take Center Stage At CapitolDemocrats who control the Minnesota House have unveiled a transportation budget that expands on Gov. Tim Walz's spending and taxing proposals, while a Republican-controlled Senate committee, in a largely symbolic move, has voted down his transportation tax increases.
Senate GOP Leaders Propose Smaller Budget Than Governor'sRepublicans who control the Minnesota Senate have unveiled a framework they say will balance the budget without raising taxes or making painful spending cuts, setting up what they concede will be difficult negotiations with Democrats to end the session.
House Democratic Budget Plan Includes College Tuition FreezeLeaders of the Minnesota House Democratic majority have unveiled a budget framework that's similar to Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's proposed budget but adds a tuition freeze for students at public colleges and universities.
Trump Seeks Cuts For Cleanup Of Great Lakes, Other WaterwaysPresident Donald Trump is trying again to slash federal cleanup funding for major U.S. waterways, including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.
Democrats, Republicans Clash On Minnesota's Economic ForecastMinnesota's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in decades, but state officials are predicting a weaker-than-expected economy in 2020.
Minnesota Budget Forecast Shrinks To Just Over $1 BillionMinnesota's projected budget surplus has shrunk to just over $1 billion, leaving lawmakers nearly $500 million less to work with compared with the last forecast announced in December.
Tony Evers' Budget For Wisconsin Would Give IDs To People In US IllegallyGov. Tony Evers' first budget will allow people in the country illegally to obtain driver's licenses and identification cards.
Walz To Unveil $1.27 Billion Public Construction ProposalGov. Tim Walz is preparing to roll out his first capital spending proposal, a $1.27 billion public construction borrowing bill.
Budget Forecast: Minnesota Has A $1.5 Billion SurplusThe forecast released Thursday by Minnesota Management and Budget sets the stage for the debate over taxes and spending in the 2019 legislative session. The surplus gives Gov.-elect Tim Walz and the Legislature more room for new spending initiatives, tax cuts or some combination of both.
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Mayor Frey Promotes Affordable Housing, Improved Police Relations In Budget AddressFrey says he hopes his plan will "lay a strong foundation for a stronger city."
Dayton Calls For $138M To Address School Budget ShortfallsGovernor Mark Dayton is turning up the heat on state Minnesota lawmakers to pass emergency funding for Minnesota schools.