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Minnesota Senate Republicans propose $51.9 billion revised budget

(The Center Square) — Minnesota Senate Republicans have proposed a $51.9 billion, two-year budget prioritizing COVID-19 recovery. The GOP argued on Tuesday the state doesn’t...

Gov. Walz’s $52.4 billion budget aims to hike taxes $1.6 billion,...

(The Center Square) – On Tuesday, Gov. Tim Walz released a $52.4 billion budget for the next biennium. The price tag is steep, and relies...

‘Smart toilets,’ Afghan book clubs, and lizard treadmills: Rand Paul’s report...

Everybody celebrates the holiday season in their own way. Each year, Senator Rand Paul invokes the spirit of the fictional grievance-airing holiday “Festivus” from Seinfeld to...

The pandemic, an inflection point in fiscal responsibility?

Heavy debt levels increase financial risk. This is true for families as well as businesses. The 2008 financial crisis and this year’s pandemic-induced recession...

Minnesota to face projected $4.7 billion shortfall for fiscal years 2022-23

Minnesota is facing a grim next few fiscal years. Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) Commissioner Myron Frans on Friday warned legislative leaders of a $4.7...

Alpha News Interview: Rep. Jeremy Munson Wants Minnesota To Use the...

Even before the Federal Government was considering sending taxpayers a check to help with the Coronavirus pandemic, a Minnesota State Representative had a similar...

Minnesota Senator Suggests Using Budget Surplus to Give Rebates to Taxpayers

A Republican state senator recently suggested using Minnesota’s estimated budget surplus of $1.3 billion to give a rebate “directly to taxpayers.” State Sen. John Jasinski...

Funding for arts agencies in Minnesota to reach $40.7 million in...

Legislative appropriations for Minnesota arts agencies are projected to reach $40.7 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $7.26 per capita in the...

St. Paul Aims To Increase Property Tax But Is Cutting Police.

Today, the St. Paul City Council will likely approve its 2020 budget for a 6% increase in tax levies. This includes a $9 million...