CAPITOL CHATTER Budget pieces slowly begin moving toward governor's office
By Don Davis
Minnesota legislators have taken baby steps in passing a $38 billion, two-year budget that must be finished by midnight Monday.
The biggest step so far was set to come late Friday or ear... Posted on 5/17/13 at 8:49 PM
Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools has scheduled focus group meetings for Feb. 16 and 18 to get reaction to budget adjustment recommendations for 2010-11 which will be presented to the School Board Feb. 8.
Even as Independent School District 196 is looking at making more than $15 million in budget cuts for next year a decision by the state to delay some aid payments could make things even more complicated.
The Minnesota Management and Budget department on Tuesday told schools the state will delay $423 million of payments to them this year so the state can pay its bills.
Minnesota News ST. PAUL – Gov. Tim Pawlenty said small cities will be protected when he cuts spending to balance the state budget, but he wants other cities and counties to say how much state aid they can live without.
Minnesota News ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers agree the whopping budget deficit they faced this legislative session was no surprise, but point fingers across the political aisle when assigning blame for lack of a budget deal.
Minnesota News ST. PAUL – Money talk became emotional Sunday as Minnesota representatives sustained two vetoes -- one that ends a health program for the state's poorest and sickest residents and the other that would have raised taxes $1 billion.
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