Unallotment ruling complicates state budget
Minnesota legislators now have to deal with a budget deficit that may soar past $3 billion after recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision. That decision essentially voided a cut of $5.3 million cut made by Governor Tim Pawlenty without the approval of the Legislature. Legislators may have more power in negotiations with the governor, but they also are running out of time to balance a budget before the end of the session.
- Rep. Paul Kohls: R-Victoria, serves on the House taxes committee.
- Rep. Tony Sertich: DFL-Chisholm and majority leader in the Minnesota House.
- R. T. Rybak: Mayor of Minneapolis.