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March 3, 2009
Washington County cuts 21 staff positions
In an effort to make up for recently projected shortfalls in its 2009 budget, the Washington County Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to reduce county staff by 21 positions. The impact of the elimination of 21 positions amounts to a savings of nearly $1.5 million, a little...
March 3, 2009 - 2:58pm
February 25, 2009
Courts warn of cuts; Pawlenty says they are needed
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's court officials say Minnesotans will see significant service cuts if Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed budget passes, but the...
February 25, 2009 - 7:55am
February 24, 2009
County may cut 4-H coordinator funding
Facing the reality of a loss in state aid funding and a continued decrease in fee revenue sources, Washington County is planning to make up for projected budget shortfalls by cutting an additional $3.2 million from its 2009 budget. Last week, county commissioners met with department...
February 24, 2009 - 9:59am
February 11, 2009
Task force charged with finding $7.5 million in cuts
The task force charged with suggesting $7.5 million worth of cuts from the 2009-2010 School District 833 budget started work Feb.
February 11, 2009 - 11:23am
February 9, 2009
Closing college among budget options
ST. PAUL - Current economic conditions could cost the state a college, the Minnesota Colleges and Universities system chancellor warns. "This is such as difficult challenge that the board has suggested that everything is on the table," James McCormick told the state Senate Higher...
February 9, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Council chops almost $1 million from budget, anticipating state cuts
Cottage Grove's parks won't go port-a-potty-less, to the relief of soccer parents and park-goers, but just about everything else was on the table last week when city council members and staff settled on roughly $900,000 in cuts to the 2009 budget. With the state budget forecast in...
January 28, 2009 - 7:50am
January 21, 2009
Letter: Why not cut legislators?
The House of Representatives needs your input on ways to reduce the $5 billion deficit for the two years. This is the worst deficit we have had in 25 years. Call them at (651) 297-8185 or (800) 645-8907 or go online to www.house.mn. All ideas will be looked at and maybe, just maybe,...
January 21, 2009 - 10:00am
January 16, 2009
Business tax cuts highlight Pawlenty plan
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty took the lead on Minnesota budget dance Thursday, calling for a variety of business tax cuts while at the same time...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
December 22, 2008
Pawlenty cuts local aid, programs
ST. PAUL - State budget cuts are under way. So is the anguish. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Friday drained the state's budget reserve and...
December 22, 2008 - 12:00am
December 10, 2008
Letter: Spending cuts first
For many months, people around the Capitol had been predicting that the Legislature would be facing a budget deficit when lawmakers returned to St. Paul in January. But few would have guessed the actual projection would be the largest in the history of the state. State economists...
December 10, 2008 - 10:00am
April 14, 2008
House leader: Pawlenty threatened projects
ST. PAUL - House Majority Leader Tony Sertich says Gov. Tim Pawlenty erased $1.5 million in state construction projects from his district as revenge for comments he made about the Republican governor. The Chisholm Democrat told reporters Friday that on March 14 a Pawlenty staff member...
April 14, 2008 - 12:00am