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State Budget

Jan 12, 2016
Ironically, while Republicans seem to have paid a heavy political price in the 2012 election for successfully holding down spending during the 2011 shutdown, the Dayton administration is today happy to highlight health care savings that are in large part “shutdown savings.”
Dec 9, 2015
Around the Capitol, the budget forecast each November and February is all about the budget surplus or deficit. A negative forecast means that the budget is in deficit and sharp debate will break out in the next legislative session. A positive forecast means there’s extra money and … sharp debate will break out in the next legislative session.
Dec 1, 2015
Minnesota legislators continue to feel the pressure to get REAL I.D.
Nov 24, 2015
New U.S. Department of Labor regulations mean almost 2 million home-care aides, who often work long and unpredictable hours, will be paid time-and-a-half for clocking more than 40 hours a week.
Nov 10, 2015
Several calls to the Fairmont Police Department from child-care providers anxious about a man who came to their homes has led licensing authorities to warn more than 100 residential day-care facilities in Martin and Faribault counties.
Oct 22, 2015
The powers that be in Edina, Minnesota have a problem with alcohol. Officials there are attributing a 7 percent hike in property taxes to rapidly declining sales at city-owned liquor stores.
Oct 22, 2015
Maybe Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, should show up early for meetings of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources more often.
Sep 24, 2015
Workers in Anoka County, Minnesota like their bottled water, and officials, in the interest of keeping them hydrated and getting rid of those pesky plastic bottles, got an expensive idea.
Aug 17, 2015
A developer seeking billions for a proposed high-speed rail line between Rochester and the Twin Cities has federal approval to launch Liberty Minnesota Regional Center, an EB-5 immigrant investment center.
Aug 3, 2015
Nine years after becoming one of the first cities in Minnesota to install a high-speed fiber optic line, North St. Paul City Council members are asking whether it was a smart investment