Budget

Capitol building in St. Paul
Entercom
May 14, 2019 - 5:31 am
Time is starting to run out for Minnesota lawmakers trying to reach a compromise on a two-year budget expected to exceed $45 billion. Negotiations resumed Tuesday morning at the governor's personal office in the capitol building. On Monday, Governor Walz and state House and Senate leaders exchanged...
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More state capitol
Entercom
May 13, 2019 - 4:50 am
With the legislative session a little more than a week before scheduled adjournment, Republicans and Democrats still are no closer to agreement on a new state budget. Leaders from the House and Senate met with Governor Walz Sunday night at the capitol building, but remain far apart after talks that...
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State capitol
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WCCO Radio Newsroom
May 07, 2019 - 6:11 am
No deal yet. And the legislative clock is ticking in St. Paul. With less than two weeks before the mandatory adjournment date for the Minnesota legislature, budget talks that started Monday after noon and ended late Monday reached no compromise. The clock is ticking on Minnesota lawmakers to finish...
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Sloane Martin
March 22, 2019 - 4:32 pm
After the February budget forecast revealed a smaller surplus than expected from December , Gov. Tim Walz adjusts his budget proposal. He’s cutting $131 million from the i nitial $49 billion plan , keeping administration staples such as affordable housing, education , opioid treatment. It includes...
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March 26, 2018 - 7:36 pm
The Minnesota Legislature signed off Monday on a 2 percent raise for the state's 30,000 public employees, but a plan to plug a budget shortfall in the state's pension for 500,000-plus retirees remains in flux. Underfunded pensions and state employee contracts have been controversial at the Capitol...
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