August 21, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun
Stutsman County has completed its preliminary budget for 2014, but county officials expect to whittle down the 3.27-mill increase before the budget reaches its final form.
February 5, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Cities would receive more state money next year if legislators approve Governor Mark Dayton’s budget, but after that some could get smaller checks from the Capitol.
Dayton proposes adding $80 million next year to the Local Government Aid (LGA) program that primarily helps Greater Minnesota and urban cities, a 19 percent increase. Continue Reading
December 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Democrats will regain the majority in the Minnesota House and Senate and retain the governor’s office in the 2013 legislative session, but they said Monday they don’t plan to overreach. Continue Reading
December 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Details were to be released later, but Minnesota Management and Budget officials said that even with the projected budget deficit for the next two years, “current conditions will allow the state to reduce the K-12 education shift by $1.3 billion of the $2.4 billion outstanding but that improvement does not continue into next budget period.” Continue Reading
August 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic
“Students have been paying for inflation on the entire budget for the last 10 years,” said regent Harvey Jewett, of Aberdeen.
June 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
No longer will North Dakotans be talking about the state’s billion-dollar surplus and reserves. Instead, they can start talking about $2 billion. The latest state finance report predicts a whopping $2 billion in surplus and reserves by June 30, 2013, the end of the biennium. Continue Reading
June 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
For 54 years, the University of Missouri Press has showcased the state’s history, culture and authors to readers close to home and scholars far beyond its borders. That legacy ends next month after the university system’s president’s decision to shut down the money-losing press. Continue Reading
April 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple gave a group of agency directors his guidelines Monday for the state’s next budget cycle. He says North Dakota departments should plan to keep their existing budgets even for the next two years. Continue Reading
March 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The reductions $50 billion in the first year and $492 billion over a decade won’t kick in until January 2013, but lawmakers argued that Congress and the Obama administration can’t wait months to deal with the issue and leave it to a lame-duck session in December. Jobs are at stake as well as long-term Pentagon contracts, they said. Continue Reading