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County working on budget process

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.
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Small cities worry over state aid’s future

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

State rates for motels won’t go up

December 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The state Board of Finance decided in a roundabout way Tuesday against raising the $50 nightly rate paid to motels for lodging state government employees on official travel.
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Budget, taxes focus of DFL-controlled Minnesota Legislature

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

Minnesota budget deficit pegged at $1.1 billion

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

Regents hope to avoid loading costs entirely onto students

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.
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N.D. predicts $2 billion state surplus

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

Could budget cutbacks be the death of the university press?

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

Gov. Dalrymple asks state agencies to hold spending even

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

Lawmakers plead with Obama to help avoid defense cuts

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