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Inflation eats away Minnesota surplus

December 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota state budget surplus sits at $1 billion, but not really.

While state officials said a Thursday economic and budget report was good news, Minnesota’s top finance official said inflation will eat up what many called a su…continue reading on dglobe.com

Dayton would keep surplus spending to $162 million

March 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A $1.2 billion budget surplus does not mean massive new state spending.
Gov. Mark Dayton made that clear Thursday when he unveiled his plan for election-year budget changes: About half of the projected surplus would go to tax cuts, $162…continue reading on dglobe.com

With surplus of cash, N. Dakota hears pleas for help paying bills

August 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Like a lottery winner who hears from a long-lost relative or friend, the cash-rich state of North Dakota gets similar pleas for help.
State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt said that in the past year and a half, her office has received a handful of emails and letters from people asking for help to pay their bills. Continue Reading

MERCER: State surplus really was much larger than shown

July 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The Legislature with the governor’s approval stashed extra money into budgets throughout state government so it wouldn’t qualify as surplus.
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Dunn County Commission thinks finances; plans for possible 2014 budget surplus

July 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MANNING The Dunn County Commission will examine its budget in the next few months and begin making plans for the county’s finances in 2014, which could include a budget surplus. Continue Reading

SD has budget surplus, record reserves at $159M

July 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Gains in the economy, slowdown in services credited.
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U.S. corn surplus estimate raised 5 percent on slowing global demand

February 8, 2013 in The Daily Republic

U.S. corn stockpiles before the next harvest will be 5 percent larger than forecast a month ago, and more than analysts expected, as demand slows, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
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Sioux Falls leaders ponder $1.7 million surplus

February 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) City officials in Sioux Falls are debating what to do with an estimated $1.7 million surplus in the city’s capital budget.
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State budget surplus projection doubles to $1.6B

September 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK At this rate, we’re going to need a bigger piggy bank. Continue Reading

$1.6B: ND budget surplus continues to zoom

September 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) New estimates put North Dakota’s budget surplus at a staggering $1.6 billion. Continue Reading