Governor Pawlenty's Budget

Here is what Governor Pawlenty's budget would look like if he used the Budget Balancer. This is a simplified version of his actual budget.

Governor's Budget Summary

 

Projection

This Budget

Resources

35,803,657,000

35,803,657,000

Spending

33,640,644,000

35,795,644,000

Balance

2,163,013,000

8,013,000

Spending

E-12 Education

13,638,080,000

K-12 Education

+$685 million

Add $685 million to K-12 education.

Pre-school

+$38 million

Add $38 million to pre-school.

Health & Human Services

9,852,594,000

Health Care

+$48 million

Add $48 million to state health care coverage.

Long-Term Care

+$76 million

Add $76 million to long-term care.

Welfare & Other

+$48 million

Add $48 million to welfare and other human services.

Tax Relief & Rebates

3,472,742,000

Local Aid

+$65 million

Add $65 million to local aid and property tax relief.

Property Tax Relief

+$300 million

Provide $300 million in tax relief.

Rebates

+$0

Provide no rebates.

Higher Education

3,219,930,000

University of Minnesota

+$155 million

Add $155 million to the U of M.

MnSCU

+$125 million

Add $125 million to MnSCU.

Student Aid

+$140 million

Add $140 million to student aid.

Other Areas

2,748,204,000

Debt, State Agencies & Veterans

+$120 million

Add $120 million to debt service and state agencies.

Agriculture & the Environment

+$85 million

Add $85 million to agriculture and the environment.

Jobs, Housing & Arts

+$15 million

Add $15 million to economic development, housing and the arts.

Transportation

+$65 million

Add $65 million to transportation.

The Law & Public Safety

1,863,372,000

Prisons

+$70 million

Add $70 million to prisons.

Courts & Public Defenders

+$70 million

Add $70 million to the courts and public defenders.

Budget Reserves

1,053,000,000

Budget Reserves

$50 million

Add $50 million to budget reserves.

Resources

Income Taxes

17,776,300,000

Personal Income Tax

+$0

No change to personal income taxes.

Corporate Income Tax

+$0

No change to corporate income taxes.

Sales Taxes

9,432,268,000

Sales Tax

+$0

No change to sales taxes.

Cigarette & Alcohol Taxes

533,928,000

Cigarette Tax

+$0

No change to the cigarette tax.

Alcohol Tax

+$0

No change to alcohol taxes.