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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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Banaian: Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal “Not Balanced”

At least one local Republican lawmaker says Governor Dayton's budget balancing proposal includes too much spending, and not enough cutting. Dayton's plan calls for $2.28 billion in tax increases for the top earners, and only about $1 billion cuts.

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Half Of Dayton’s Deficit Fix Comes From Taxes

Governor Mark Dayton's Budget proposal would delay school aid payback, cuts MinnesotaCare patients, and includes $2.28 billion in new income taxes.

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Source: Dayton Budget To Avoid Cutting LGA

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will ask lawmakers to spare city and county governments from state payment cuts in hopes of avoiding property tax increases. Dayton's plan would have Minnesota spend almost $3.5 billion on several local aid and tax credit programs.

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Amid Dire Budget, MN House Recaps ’05 Shutdown

A stalemate-induced Minnesota government shutdown has gotten a fresh look from a House committee before the real budget debate even begins at the Capitol.

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No Borrowing To Pay Bills For Minnesota – For Now

A Minnesota Management and Budget official says the state won't have to borrow to pay bills this month, but might have to in a few months.

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