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Minnesota Senate GOP tax plan: $102 million in cuts next year, more after that

March 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Senate Republicans are pressing to get rid of a business property tax by the middle of next decade and give scattered tax breaks to married couples, military veterans and investors. Continue Reading

MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE: Comparing Dayton, House bonding proposals

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Here are some highlights of public works funding proposals, to be paid by the state selling bonds, of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and House Republicans. Continue Reading

Minnesota House GOP bonding bill much smaller than Dayton wants

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The GOP plan leaves out or drastically trims most city projects, such as civic centers in St. Cloud and Rochester. Among items not in the House bill is a $4.75 million request to build a wellness center in Wadena to replace facilities destroyed by a 2010 tornado. Continue Reading

MINNESOTA BUDGET: Dayton proposes tax break exchange

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Mark Dayton today proposed exchanging part of a tax break for overseas businesses for one for companies that hire veterans, students or the currently unemployed in Minnesota. Continue Reading

Updated projection on Minnesota’s financial health due this week

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The state had a modest surplus last December following a tough year with a deficit that topped $5 billion and a fight over how to fix it. That led to a state government shutdown last summer.
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Dayton committed to plan to raise taxes on wealthy, despite surplus

December 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s not giving up his long-range plan to raise taxes on wealthy residents, despite a new revelation of a state budget surplus. Continue Reading

Dayton tells counties budget surplus offers no relief

December 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed off this year on policies that cut aid to local governments and the elimination of a popular tax credit for property owners. He says he didn’t want those changes, but says he had to compromise with legislative leaders. Continue Reading

Minnesota House Republicans to push property tax relief in ’12

November 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The chairman of the House Taxes Committee said today he wants to dedicate about $80 million to lowering property taxes. Continue Reading

Dayton peeved by state senator’s decision to stop $25 million in federal aid

November 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton this morning criticized Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, for blocking the state from getting federal funds for programs ranging from regulating water wells to those that would keep elderly Minnesotans in their homes longer. Hann had no immediate comment. Continue Reading

Report: Few Minnesotans like state’s one-time borrowing budget deal

August 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A majority of Minnesotans say both tax increases and cuts in state services are needed to fix the state’s long-term budget problems, according to a report being released today. Continue Reading