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April 28, 2016
Highlights of Senate budget bill
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators passed a bill Thursday tweaking a $42 billion, two-year budget they approved a year ago, sending the changes to negotiations with the House and governor. Here are some highlights of Democratic senators' proposed changes for the next year: -- $91 million...
April 28, 2016 - 8:09pm
Big issues dominate Minnesota budget debate
ST. PAUL -- Abortion. Transportation. Exploding trains and pipelines. Thursday brought a potpourri of hot-button issues to Minnesota legislative debate. Lawmakers often avoided dry money talk in spending hours debating tweaks to the current two-year, $42 billion budget. Instead, they...
April 28, 2016 - 8:08pm
February 26, 2016
Report: Minnesota budget surplus slips
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state revenues appear to be down, a state report shows this morning. Minnesota Management and Budget, the state's finance agency, said the projected surplus is $900 million for the current two-year budget cycle. Late last year, the state reported a $1.2 billion...
February 26, 2016 - 10:48am
December 21, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council approves 2016 budget
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council took the final steps to prepare for 2016 as 2015 draws to a close. During its Monday meeting, council...
December 21, 2015 - 9:28pm
December 20, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Budget topics to dominate City Council meeting
BEMIDJI—Monday's Bemidji City Council will be heavy with budget and financial topics as the governing body prepares for 2016. Following multiple negotiations and public hearings, the council will have the opportunity to adopt a capital improvement plan, the 2016 street renewal...
December 20, 2015 - 12:35am
December 8, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Fewer capital projects drive down 2016 budget
BEMIDJI—The property tax levy in Bemidji will rise by 6.5 percent next year, yet because of less construction work, the city's budget will...
December 8, 2015 - 5:50pm
December 7, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Back to the drawing board for firefighter pension increase
BEMIDJI—Multiple members of the Bemidji Fire Department, most dressed in their formal attire, attended the City Council's Monday meeting...
December 7, 2015 - 9:18pm
December 1, 2015
COUNTY GOVERNMENT: Beltrami Board approves 2016 tax levy 3-2
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners met for a special budget meeting Tuesday which included a Truth in Taxation hearing and multiple financial topics, including next year's property tax levy. The property taxes payable in 2016 was set at $20,137,494 by the Board,...
December 1, 2015 - 10:08pm
June 30, 2015
Aid for the poor included in new Minnesota laws
ST. PAUL -- Thousands of poor Minnesota families begin getting more state aid Wednesday as the new state budget begins. The $42 billion, two-year overall state budget provides more housing assistance, as well as lower child care costs. “Too many children are living in poverty...
June 30, 2015 - 7:17pm
June 18, 2015
Agreement lacking on Legislature greater Minnesota accomplishments
ST. PAUL -- It has been a week since the Minnesota Legislature went into overtime and finished passing the state budget, but talk about how lawmakers...
June 18, 2015 - 7:35pm
June 5, 2015
Everything ready for special session other than auditor issue
ST. PAUL -- There will be no Saturday special legislative session to wrap up Minnesota's budget because the governor and House speaker continue to argue about the state auditor's authority. While they debated that issue Friday, legislative finance committee members met to learn...
June 5, 2015 - 7:43pm
UPDATED: Bonding first pre-special session agreement
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota budget negotiators said throughout Thursday they were confident they could hold a special Saturday legislative session to finish passing the state budget, but as the sun set all they had to show for their work was a public works finance bill agreement. The...
June 5, 2015 - 10:41am
June 1, 2015
'I think we're there' on Minnesota budget deal
ST. PAUL -- A state budget deal is all done except for a few details, the chief negotiators said Monday, making a special session for lawmakers...
June 1, 2015 - 6:43pm
May 12, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Bemidji City Council discusses 2016 budget priorities
BEMIDJI—At its work session Monday, the City Council gave the go-ahead to staff to move forward on preliminary recommendations for the 2016 budget. The recommendations aren't finalized and the City Council will again meet in August to go over the details, said Finance Director...
May 12, 2015 - 6:28pm
April 20, 2015
EDUCATION: Pre-K program spared in School District reductions
BEMIDJI -- As debate continues at the State Capitol over funding for early-childhood education, the Bemidji School Board itself considered whether to continue its decades-long, pre-kindergarten program, K-1. The School Board on Monday approved more than $1.6 million in program...
April 20, 2015 - 10:57pm