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Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen of Minneapolis points to a chart as he and House Majority Leader Erin Murphy of St. Paul brief reporters on a budget-change bill representatives debated Thursday, April 3, 2014. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

House budget bill leans toward greater Minnesota

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ST. PAUL -- Much of the money in the Minnesota House's plan to tweak the state's two-year budget would go to greater Minnesota.

"We focused on rural Minnesota and greater Minnesota," House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, D-St. Paul, said, because many rural parts of the state have not recovered from the recession as well as the Twin Cities.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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