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April 1, 2009
Minn., Wis. governors: States can save millions combined
April 1, 2009 - 12:00am
March 28, 2009
State handcuffed by budget as it works to assist jobless
March 28, 2009 - 12:00am
March 9, 2009
State Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, right, answers a question from the audience during a Saturday morning legislative breakfast at The Oaks at Eagle Creek in Willmar as Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, left, and moderator Bob Mathiasen listen. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Local legislators: Jobs are key in current economic situation
March 9, 2009 - 12:00am
March 7, 2009
Legislators agree: jobs are key in economic crisis, budget situation
March 7, 2009 - 10:54am
March 4, 2009
Minnesota State Economist Tom Stinson, center, addresses media Tuesday at the Capitol in St. Paul as he announces a budget deficit of $4.57 billion. Also pictured are State Budget Director James Schowalter, left, and Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson. AP Photo/ Craig Lassig
Sinking budget gets brief life raft
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
March 3, 2009
Federal stimulus money helps shrink Minnesota's budget deficit
March 3, 2009 - 8:00am
February 27, 2009
Obama's $3.6 trillion budget plan raises taxes on wealthy
February 27, 2009 - 12:00am
February 13, 2009
Budget Director Jim Schowalter, left, and Finance Commissioner Tom Hanson inform state legislators Thursday that there still is unknown information about how the federal economic stimulus plan will affect Minnesota. Tribune photo by Scott Wente
Minnesota's $2B jolt if stimulus is OK'd shakes up budget debates
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 12, 2009
City seeks citizen ideas, suggestions on budget deficit
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
Freshmen legislators are learning quickly about the state's economic challenges
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
State government would spend less money overall under the two-year budget proposal announced Tuesday by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The governor, faced with a $5 billion deficit many fear will only get dewper, wants cuts in state aid to cities. He also proposes eliminating boards governing humanities and arts programs and a 5 percent cut in most government programs. Tribune photo by Don Davis
Record deficit forces the gov. to look at cuts in numerous budget areas
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
Ideas sought from citizens on how to solve state's deficit
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 19, 2009
State budget unlikely to affect Rice
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
Legislators in agreement: This session is about fixing the state's deficit
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
Pawlenty cuts local aid, state programs
December 19, 2008 - 2:00pm