CAPITOL CHATTER Good financial news: State deficit shrinks
By Danielle Killey
Minnesotas projected budget deficit for the next two years is lower than expected at $627 million, the Minnesota Management and Budget reported this morning.
Legislators and Gov. ... Posted on 2/28/13 at 10:29 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Hmm, Maybe Canada Really is on Top of the U.S.
When I was a boy, the Cannuck currency was 2/3 that of America's. I remembered the ratio by comparing it to the ratio of kilometers to miles. And though it was still cool to have Canadian coins (money... Posted on 7/17/12 at 3:26 PM
WASHINGTON — I had high hopes for President Obama’s speech on the economy. But instead of going to Ohio with a compelling plan for the future, the president gave Americans a falsehood wrapped in a fallacy.
Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce hosts legislative breakfast
WORTHINGTON — The state’s budget deficit, immigration and welfare dominated the discussion at Friday’s legislative breakfast, as area lawmakers met with city and county leaders at the Worthington Country Club.
Rep. Tim Walz, in his article “Why the U.S. debt matters,” which ran in the April 30 Daily Globe, hit the nail on the head in saying that the people of southern Minnesota “get things” that Washington does not.
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Pawlenty violated the state constitution when he cut a relatively small program as he tried to fix a $2.7 billion budget deficit this summer, a judge said in a ruling that could open the door to more legal challenges.
Federal money makes budget deficit smaller
ST. PAUL – Federal money may have saved Minnesota’s budget this year, and will help the next two-year spending cycle, but state leaders warn that economic problems are far from over.
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