budget surplus

Celebration Of “Free the Growler” Bill Turns To Talk of Surplus and Gun Control

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lieutenant Gov. Peggy Flanagan are celebrating the passage of the “Free the Growler” bill with stops at breweries. The governor held a ceremonial signing of the bill at a brewery in Coon Rapids on Wednesday and Thursday in Rochester. The bill raises the cap on growler sales, allows more off-sale…

Governor Walz shares his public safety plan in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, MINN. (KVRR) – Governor Tim Walz discusses the state’s historic $9.3 billion budget surplus at the law enforcement center in Moorhead. The Walz-Flanagan budget would invest around $300 million over three years to cities, counties and tribes and recruiting officers that represent the diversity of the state. Local police are grateful for Walz’s presence as they mention issues within…

Minnesota’s 2022 Legislative Session Starts With Massive Surplus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota’s 2022 Legislative Session is underway with lawmakers looking at a $7.7 billion budget surplus. Republicans want to pass permanent tax cuts to give money back to Minnesota families. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has proposed sending checks of $175 or $350 to more than 2 million Minnesota families. The governor also proposed a record $2.7…

Minnesota Lawmakers To Start Debating $7.7 Billion Surplus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR/AP) — The Minnesota Legislature will convene on January 31 and confront a good problem: a $7.7 billion surplus. It’s bound to set up clashes in this election year over whether to spend the money on unmet needs or give it back to taxpayers. The main job for lawmakers in even-numbered years traditionally is a public works…

Minnesota Projected to Have Over $1.5 Billion Budget Surplus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–Minnesota budget officials are predicting a $1.513 billion budget surplus over the next two years. Minnesota Management and Budget released its 2020 February Budget and Economic Forecast on Thursday, saying the state’s budget and economic outlook remains stable. The projected $1.513 budget surplus for the 2020-21 biennium is $181 million larger than the estimate officials released…

State of Minnesota Projects $1.3 Billion Budget Surplus for 2020-21

The money will be allocated to the budget reserve account.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The state of Minnesota projects a $1.3 billion budget surplus in the fiscal year 2020-21. The Minnesota Management and Budget office released the forecast Thursday morning showing an economic outlook that “has improved since the end of the 2019 legislative special session.” The forecast showed an improved revenue forecast for the state and a small decrease…