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May 18, 2016
Minnesota budget talks expand from transportation
ST. PAUL -- At least they are talking. State leaders expanded budget talks Tuesday to deal with major money issues remaining before the Minnesota Legislature adjourns Monday. Talks had focused on transportation funding, but facing the adjournment deadline negotiators began to also...
May 18, 2016 - 8:31am
April 29, 2016
Big issues dominate Minnesota budget debate
ST. PAUL — Abortion. Transportation. Exploding trains and pipelines. Thursday brought a potpourri of hot-button issues to Minnesota legislative debate. Lawmakers often avoided dry money talk in spending hours debating tweaks to the current two-year, $42 billion budget. Instead,...
April 29, 2016 - 9:04am
March 15, 2016
Dayton lays out budget change proposals
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton proposes increasing budgets for items ranging from pre-kindergarten programs to broadband to security needs....
March 15, 2016 - 2:27pm
September 17, 2015
Collin on gov’t shutdown: ‘I can’t imagine they are going to get ... into that’
If it’s September, then elected officials in Washington must be talking about short-term budget fixes. In what has become commonplace, Congress will not approve a full budget by the time the fiscal year ends Sept. 30, but lawmakers representing the Upper Midwest are optimistic...
September 17, 2015 - 5:50am
September 16, 2015
County plans to increase levy by 3%
The Becker County Board of Commissioners has set the county’s preliminary levy for the 2016 year – a 2.94 percent increase. This is not the final levy. That will be set in December after the public hearing. The county board cannot increase the levy any more than the 2.94 percent,...
September 16, 2015 - 11:06am
Congress about to fail on budget, but may pass highway funding
If it is September, then elected officials in Washington must be talking about short-term budget fixes. In what has become commonplace, Congress will not approve a full budget by the time the fiscal year ends Sept. 30, but lawmakers representing the Upper Midwest are optimistic...
September 16, 2015 - 10:09am
September 6, 2015
Politicians are failing us on the economy
A couple of months ago, the Congressional Budget Office issued a sobering report on the U.S. economy’s long-term prospects. Not to put too fine a point on it, we’re headed for the fiscal rocks. Federal spending accounts for about 20 percent of the nation’s GDP, the budget...
opinion / editorials
September 6, 2015 - 5:25am
August 8, 2015
This time was supposed to be different
The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know — it also levies taxes, imposes or relaxes regulations, and once in a while nudges our social, economic or political order in a meaningful way. But the budget tells the government what to...
opinion / editorials
August 8, 2015 - 5:40am
July 19, 2015
Don’t let money doom your relationship
Money and love. Unfortunately, they clash all too often. It would be sad to add up how many promising relationships went down the tubes because of arguments over money. According to a Harris Interactive survey, money is the top reason for marital spats. So, how can couples avoid...
opinion / editorials
July 19, 2015 - 5:25am
June 3, 2015
Minnesota budget deal still in works
ST.PAUL – Details remain to be worked out before Minnesota leaders are ready for a special legislative session to finish the state budget. Leaders on Tuesday sounded much like they did late Monday, saying they are close, but technicalities remain and they hoped a special session...
June 3, 2015 - 7:57am
May 22, 2015
Dayton signs four budget bills, three remain
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Friday signed half of the state's budget bills into law. On Thursday, he vetoed an education spending bill, leaving three more for him to sign or veto Saturday. He already vetoed one. The bills are part of a package that would spend nearly...
May 22, 2015 - 1:59pm
As promised, Dayton vetoes $17 billion Minnesota education funding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the state’s education budget Thursday, setting up a special session of the Legislature in the coming weeks. Dayton had promised to veto the budget earlier this week but couldn’t use his veto power until the bill was officially presented to...
May 22, 2015 - 8:21am
May 13, 2015
Minnesota legislators worried about meeting deadline on state budget
Minnesota legislators are getting antsy. Their leaders have spent hours this week negotiating a $40 billion-plus, two-year state budget with...
May 13, 2015 - 10:28am
May 11, 2015
Minnesota lawmakers face a busy final week
ST. PAUL — With just a week to go until the Minnesota Legislature must adjourn, the Capitol is about to become a humid den of chaotic action. Lawmakers will debate and trade votes late into the night. Their overworked staffs will scour bill language and spreadsheets until their...
May 11, 2015 - 8:48am
March 27, 2015
Minnesota Senate Democrats take middle budget ground
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Democrats' budget plan falls between the higher-spending Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the big-tax-cut House Republicans. Senators...
March 27, 2015 - 11:44am