Minnesota Legislature: Minnesota's Budget Crisis

Economic growth in Minnesota is slowing to the point that Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature will likely have to overcome another budget deficit, state economist Tom Stinson told lawmakers on Thursday. (10/07/2011)
Questions remain about details of the tobacco bonds that Minnesota finance officials are preparing to sell as part of the state budget. (09/15/2011)
Eighteen Minnesota House members who declined paychecks during last month's state government shutdown went back for the money. (08/22/2011)
The new state budget will double costs to counties for committed sex offenders, and some say that may affect how those criminal cases are handled. (08/17/2011)
A state-funded program that helps immigrant doctors qualify to practice in Minnesota has become a casualty of the state budget agreement. (08/08/2011)
Minnesota's bond rating outlook has been changed from stable to negative by Moody's Investors Service. (08/01/2011)
Many city leaders say the state's budget will force them to raise property taxes next year. (07/29/2011)
With a new state health and human services budget, it's clear that health plans, hospitals and providers will have less money to serve their patients with publicly-subsidized insurance. (07/29/2011)
Some environmentalists are concerned about study into water quality standards meant to protect wild rice beds will prevent enforcement of the existing standard. (07/27/2011)
Advocates for the disabled were surprised to find new policies for group homes included in the state budget bill passed last week — policies they said were never publicly discussed or debated by lawmakers, state officials, or the governor. (07/26/2011)
The online reservations system for Minnesota state parks reopens Tuesday morning, nearly a month after closing for the state government shutdown. (07/26/2011)
Some state employees returning to work Monday received a handshake and thank-you from Gov. Mark Dayton. (07/25/2011)
Some Democrats are upset that DFL Gov. Mark Dayton gave up his push for higher taxes on the state's wealthiest residents, while some Republicans wanted deeper cuts in state spending. (07/22/2011)
State road contractors say they fear they'll have an unpleasant surprise waiting for them as they start work again after the state's shutdown. (07/22/2011)
Earlier this month, some important folks in the finance and credit business in New York gave Minnesota a bit of a spanking. That was even before there was a budget deal to review. But it's happened before. (07/22/2011)

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