Dayton to Present Retooled Budget
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton plans to unveil his adjusted
state budget Friday after a February budget forecast showed a slightly higher
surplus than expected.
A budget surplus of $1.65 billion means Dayton may want to boost some of the
funding targets he has for preschool funding, conservation efforts and higher
education. The Democratic governor also has said he wants to prepare the state
for federal funding cuts resulting from the proposed repeal of the Affordable
Senate Republicans are also set to release their budget outline. It is expected
to give some insight into how the lawmakers plan to pay for $900 million worth
of tax cuts unveiled Thursday.