Senate DFL proposes cuts, $2 billion tax hike
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Senate Democrats want to chop state budgets 7 percent across the board and raise taxes $2 billion, mostly on the state's richest residents.
Senate leaders announced their budget-balancing plans this afternoon, cutting every segment for a total of $2.4 billion. They include a $1 billion education cut, compared to Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposal to spare public school education from budget cuts needed to fill a deficit.