Minnesota Legislature: Minnesota's Budget Crisis

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. (01/23/2013)
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. (01/23/2013)
All levels of education, from preschool to higher ed, would receive increases in funding under Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal. (01/23/2013)
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. (01/23/2013)
Among the proposals in Gov. Mark Dayton's budget plan are of number of changes to the state's local government aid formula and local governments' collection of property tax. (01/22/2013)
Minnesota Senate leaders react to Gov. Mark Dayton's budget plan that focuses on new spending for K-12 schools and early childhood education. (The Daily Circuit, 01/22/2013)
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. (01/22/2013)
Gov. Dayton released his budget and tax proposals this morning to the 2013 Legislature. Here are some of the highlights. (01/22/2013)
MPR's Tim Pugmire joins Cathy Wurzer this morning with a preview of Gov. Mark Dayton's two-year budget proposal, which he will release today, that must solve a projected $1.1 billion deficit in the next biennium. (01/22/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton will unveil his much-anticipated budget proposal Tuesday. We'll dig into the details with health care and non-profit leaders. (The Daily Circuit, 01/20/2013)
As the session kicks off at the Minnesota Legislature, we'll look at tax incentives and economic development incentives in the state. What are these incentives? Do they really work to add jobs and maintain a competitive business climate? (The Daily Circuit, 01/14/2013)
All but seven of the 50 states tax clothing sales, and the idea of extending the sales tax to clothing in Minnesota has been proposed many times in the Legislature. Supporters say it could help stabilize sales tax revenue, while critics worry that retailers would lose a competitive advantage. (01/14/2013)
During a special two-part Roundtable live from the State Capitol, we'll talk with journalists covering the 2013 session. (The Daily Circuit, 01/10/2013)
At a dinner Wednesday evening, a top aide to Gov. Mark Dayton urged business leaders to work with the governor to fix the state's long-term budget problems and assuage a mostly anti-tax audience leery of what the DFL majority may do in the upcoming session. (01/10/2013)
At least some members of the business community appear to be softening their hard line stance against tax increases. (01/09/2013)

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