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Represtative King Banaian, Senate Maority Leader Amy Koch, House Speaker Kurt Zellers.  Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Represtative King Banaian, Senate Maority Leader Amy Koch, House Speaker Kurt Zellers. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Republican Leaders Stop In St. Cloud Pushing Budget Proposals [AUDIO]

Top legislative Republicans stopped in St. Cloud today (Monday). They were on a statewide tour pushing their plan to eliminate the $5 billion budget gap without raising taxes. Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch says Republicans are reigning-in out of control spending.

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Governor Dayton Talks With WJON News About The Budget, Bonding Bill, Vikings Stadium [AUDIO]

Governor Mark Dayton spent some time on Thursday afternoon talking with WJON news about a variety of issues. The State Legislature is on Passover/Easter break this week. He says they'll have a lot of work to get done with they return to the Capitol on Tuesday, but he says it's been a good session so far.

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District 742 Board Cuts $3 Million From Next Budget

The St. Cloud Area School District slashed over $3 million from next year's budget. The cuts made during Wednesday night's meeting will result in the elimination of 38 full-time licensed staff positions. Fourteen of those will be teachers who plan to retire and will not be replaced.

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Minnesota House Approves Deep Cuts In Health Spending

The Minnesota House has approved deep cuts to projected health and welfare spending after a long debate. The proposal approved early Thursday would cut projected health and social service spending by $1.7 billion over the next two years.

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Deep Cuts For Health, Welfare Programs Pass Senate

A Republican plan to overhaul Minnesota's health care programs and cut into services for the poor and disabled has cleared the Senate. The bill passed on a 37-26 vote Wednesday.

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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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