Minnesota Public Radio coverage of the Minnesota budget negotiations.
Dayton budget: Not all cities see boost in long run The proposal Gov. Mark Dayton laid out Tuesday adds $80 million a year to Local Government Aid, a longstanding program that supplements the budgets of the vast majority of cities. But some gain a lot more than others in the long run.January 23, 2013
Dayton's budget: Key lawmakers take wait-and-see approach Gov. Mark Dayton's sweeping tax and spending proposal faced a second day of scrutiny Wednesday at the State Capitol. Republicans criticized his education budget for not including money to cover $1.2 billion in delayed payments to schools. And the DFL tax chairs in the House and Senate took a wait-and-see approach to his proposed overhaul of the state tax code.January 23, 2013
DFL lawmakers hold off on endorsing Dayton budget plan Committees in the Minnesota Legislature will start holding hearings Wednesday on the plan that overhauls the state's tax code, erases the projected budget deficit and increases spending by $1 billion.January 23, 2013
Dayton's budget plan includes higher taxes, spending Calling for an end to "gimmicks and fiscal games," Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday proposed an overhaul of Minnesota's tax and budget system that would raise hundreds of millions more from high-income taxpayers and high-dollar clothing sales, and pump much of the new money into education and property tax relief.January 22, 2013
Consolidating power, Dems. at Capitol say budget is priority No. 1 new legislative session gets under way this week, with Democrats running the show for the first time in 25 years. That means Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, will work with a DFL-controlled House and Senate that should be more receptive to his tax and spending proposals.January 7, 2013