Minnesota Legislature: Minnesota's Budget Crisis



Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature's top Democrats have reached a budget deal that includes income tax increases on wealthier Minnesotans and a cigarette tax increase, and aims to provide property tax relief. (05/12/2013)
Minnesota's tax haul for April was $153 million better than forecasters had expected, a strong month that probably has little effect on the trajectory of legislative budget talks. (05/10/2013)
A pay raise plan for Minnesota elected officials is a key point of difference as a House-Senate panel begins negotiations on a state agency budget bill. (05/02/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton has opened the door to supporting an increase in the alcohol tax. (05/01/2013)
The Senate convenes Monday afternoon to take up its tax bill. In addition to a new clothing tax, it raises income taxes on the state's highest earners. (04/29/2013)
The State Senate passed a two-year, $15.7 billion education finance bill Thursday on a 35 to 28 vote that includes full funding for all-day kindergarten in every district. (04/25/2013)
A bill passed by the Minnesota House that would increase taxes on alcohol has the hospitality and alcoholic beverage industries in an uproar. Summit Brewing's Mark Stutrud says taxation could "eliminate our existence." (04/25/2013)
Prospects for a bonding bill dimmed Wednesday, when Democrats in the Minnesota Senate added a cash allocation to their tax bill for one of the session's key bonding project proposals -- the renovation of the State Capitol Building. (04/24/2013)
Prospects for a bonding bill dimmed Wednesday, when Democrats in the Minnesota Senate added a cash allocation to their tax bill for one of the session's key bonding project proposals -- the renovation of the State Capitol Building. (04/24/2013)
Top Minnesota lawmakers say they either don't know or can't say which pharmaceutical company they're trying to lure to the state with a tax break gaining steam at the Capitol. (04/16/2013)
Minnesota business leaders are pushing back against the tax and spending proposals from DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Democratic legislative majorities. (04/10/2013)
The Department of Corrections hopes to update facilities with funding from state bonding proposals released this week. (04/10/2013)
Minnesota lawmakers would get their first pay boosts since the late 1990s under a budget proposal rolled out Tuesday in the Senate that also includes salary increases for the governor and top agency leaders. (04/09/2013)
The chairs of the House and Senate Transportation committees are redrafting their budget bills after Governor Dayton repeated his opposition to a gas tax increase. Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, says they are reworking the bill after Dayton's comments earlier in the day. (04/09/2013)
Democrats in the Minnesota House have released their own list of proposed public construction projects, a day after DFL Gov. Mark Dayton outlined his bonding priorities. (04/09/2013)

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