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Minnesota K-12 Bill Ups Pupil Payments, Cuts Programs

The Minnesota House has passed a public school funding bill that increases per-pupil payments to schools while making major changes to the way that they operate.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Okay Cuts On Parks, Safety, Colleges

The Minnesota House has passed a higher education budget bill that cuts funding for the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities systems.

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St. Cloud School Boards Considers Budget Cuts, New Revenue Options

The St. Cloud Area school board is considering about 38 budget-cutting options, and well as about a dozen ideas that would generate revenue. During their work study session tomorrow (Wednesday) the board will learn more about those options.

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Fuller Minnesota Budget Picture To Emerge This Week

Last week, brought high-altitude budget numbers from Republicans in charge of the Legislature. This week brings the nitty-gritty details at Minnesota's Capitol.

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Gottwalt: House Budget Bill Doesn’t Cut Spending, Just Slows It [AUDIO]

Republicans in the House and Senate released their proposed budget targets for the next two-year budget cycle. The House's budget calls for nearly $34 billion in spending in the next budget. Republican State Representative Steve Gottwalt of St. Cloud says that's actually an increase in spending -- just not as big of an increase as in previous years.

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Minnesota GOP Plan Hits Agencies, Social Services

Minnesota GOP senators are making their hardest spending cuts at social service programs, state agencies and aid programs for local governments and public colleges. Budget targets released Thursday offer the first look at how legislators will tackle a $5 billion budget deficit.

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Senate GOP To Release Budget Framework In Minnesota

Minnesota Senate Republicans are expected to release a budget framework Thursday as the Legislature's GOP majorities grapple with a $5 billion deficit. House Republicans have vowed to release their framework by the end of the week.

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GOP Leaders: Deficit Fix To Involve Public Workers

Top legislative Republicans say Minnesota can't solve a $6.2 billion budget shortfall without involving public employees. Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch said Friday that wage freezes, pension reductions and cost sharing are being considered as GOP lawmakers prepare a budget proposal.

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Try Your Hand At Balancing The State’s Budget

Republicans and Democrats have been going back and forth over ways to balance the state's $6.2 billion budget deficit, while the rest of us just shake our heads. But as the famous saying goes, "if you think it's so easy, why don't you do it yourself". Now you actually can.

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A Fee Here, A Fee There In Dayton’s Minnesota Budget

A closer look at Gov. Mark Dayton's budget reveals a smattering of fee increases on Minnesota consumers and industry professionals more likely to pass than his giant income tax proposal.

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