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State Budget

May 21, 2015
Don’t look up. You may be “live” on one of the 30,000 government surveillance cameras that security experts estimate to be mounted in the greater Twin Cities.
May 15, 2015
They call it a little library on wheels. Not a bookmobile, but a book bike — the latest twist in the plot to drive more traffic to flagging Minnesota libraries.
May 7, 2015
Note to union organizers: Don’t even think about asking.
May 6, 2015
A costly government-owned broadband network in northern Minnesota is stuck in a sort of stimulus time warp.
Apr 30, 2015
Just about any asset you can imagine is included in an estate for tax purposes including homes, farms, small businesses, cabins or hunting land.
Apr 30, 2015
The Minnesota House passed their omnibus tax bill yesterday and the Senate revealed their tax bill in committee on Tuesday. So, the positions for all sides in the negotiations over taxes are now on the table.
Apr 2, 2015
26 states operate under an expenditure limitation where spending increases are tied to personal income growth or a combination of inflation and population growth. While Minnesota does not impose an expenditure limitation, these limitations offer a good starting point for setting a budget target.
Apr 1, 2015
Trust, but verify. That might as well be the mantra of wary legislators out to protect taxpayers and property owners in the wake of the latest proposal for a high speed rail line from the Twin Cities to Rochester.
Mar 30, 2015
The volume in Minnesota of $1 million plus SBA-backed loans, which fell during the recession, has rebounded, according to “OpenTheBooks.com,” a new online tool for tracking federal outlays.
Mar 26, 2015
The Minnesota Tea Party Alliance says talking about the House budget targets is "really simple," but there's nothing simple about the state budget.