STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER A look at federal debt
By Don Davis
The federal debt has built up over the years because Congress and presidents of both parties tend to spend more money than the government raises in taxes and other revenues.
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THIS WOMAN WRITES Learning Disabilities: Does My Child Have One?
Of course I have to begin this article with a disclaimer: I am neither a doctor nor a professional educated in the issue of learning problems, so I am not out to diagnose you, your child, or your si... Posted on 9/26/13 at 12:38 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's financial outlook offers a brighter picture in the short run before a wallop down the road, with a projected deficit growing to just shy of $6.2 billion for the two-year budget lawmakers must set in 2011, state officials said Thursday.
(WDAY TV) - Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has made good on a promise. The Governor vetoed a tax bill approved by state Democrats in the final minutes of the legislative session. The bill would have raised 1 billion dollars by raising taxes. It would also have delayed 1.7 billion in payments to schools, erasing a two-year deficit.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he is moving quickly to come up with a plan for $2.7 billion in spending cuts and delayed state payments. Pawlenty says he will hold a cabinet meeting on Thursday to discuss the plan and make his outline of cuts public before July 1. He is also taking citizen input through an email address, email@example.com.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Pawlenty is testing the limits of his power to balance the budget without lawmakers' consent. The Republican governor and Democrats who run the Legislature are deadlocked over taxes.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he will use line-item vetoes and his authority to pull back spending to balance the state budget. He says there will be no special session or government shutdown. The Republican governor says he would prefer to work out a budget deal with Democrats who control the Legislature, but he says they are spending more than the state has.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — About a year after Gov. Tim Pawlenty imposed a hiring freeze on state government to help combat budget problems, the state government work force has actually grown. Minnesota Public Radio News reported Thursday that there were nearly 5,100 hires compared with roughly 4,800 positions that were vacated in the past 15 months. Pawlenty issued his executive directive to restrict hiring on Feb. 19, 2008.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State payments to Minnesota schools, hospitals, nursing homes, veterans programs and colleges were in limbo Monday as the Legislature entered its final week of session. Billions of dollars in spending for the next two years remain in dispute. Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and majority Democrats haven't reached a broad-ranging budget deal, although the governor offered some concessions on Monday.
, May 11, 2009
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