Fargo School Board approves 2020-21 final budget

The board approved levying 154.38 mills.

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo School Board approved the 2020-2021 budget at the school board meeting. The approval of the bill was needed after making adjustments from the proposed budget in July. The changes were made as a result of staffing finalization, virtual academy costs and a higher utility bill to address COVID-19 related concerns. The board approved levying 154.38…

Governor Doug Burgum Lays Out His Budget For The 2021 To 2023 Biennium

The guidelines vary between 85 to 95 percent of the current adjusted base.

NORTH DAKOTA – The governor focused on embracing telework and technology, investing in process improvement and analyzing vacant positions. He asked state agencies to focus on goals and outcomes, and to think strategically on how they can reinvent existing processes to create more value for citizens. “If you’re a smaller agency with less than a $5 million adjusted base budget,…

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Confronts COVID-19 In State Of The State

The Governor Says Limiting Face To Face Interactions Can Reduce The Virus's Spread By Up To 80 Percent

ST.PAUL, Minn. — Governor Tim Walz lays out the groundwork for how the state is pushing back against the coronavirus outbreak that continues to grow. “Many of you are out of work. Businesses, large and small, are shuttered across the state. The companionship we normally lean on to get through difficult times—a hug from a grandparent, coffee with a friend, or…

North Dakota Receives Millions Of Dollars For Coronavirus

State leaders voted to accept the funding on Tuesday.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota will be getting up to 6 million dollars in federal funding to stop the spread of the coronavirus. North Dakota has now tested 13 people for the virus: 7 are negative and 6 are pending with no positive tests yet. The cash comes from the over 8 billion dollar COVID-19 bill that was passed by…

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…

Bismarck Approves $233M City Budget; Property Taxes to Rise

City Administrator Keith Henke says the 2020 budget is a 22% increase from last year.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The Bismarck City Commission has approved a $233 million budget for 2020 that will raise property taxes to help fund seven new city positions and give workers a 3.5% raise. The vote was 3-2 on Tuesday. City Administrator Keith Henke says the 2020 budget is a 22% increase from last year, largely due to a sales tax increase that…

Mayor Mahoney Releases Preliminary 2020 Budget, Includes Property Tax Increase

The budget will be reviewed by city commissioners

FARGO, N.D. — Mayor Tim Mahoney released his preliminary budget for 2020, including proposed tax increases. Since he came to Fargo nearly four decades ago, every year has seen more growth. “It’s doubled size since I’ve been in the community, we continue to grow about 3,000 a year basically and it’s fantastic. It’s also fun as a citizen, ‘oh a…

Minnesota’s Governor Signs $20 Billion Education Budget Bill

The law invests an additional $543 million in E-12 education funding

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz stops by Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul to sign the $20 billion E-12 education budget bill into law. He was joined by students, teachers, and legislators. The law invests an additional $543 million in E-12 education funding. It’ll provide Minnesota schools with more resources per child and keeping the classroom doors…

MN Legislature Approves $48 Billion Budget in Special Session

Gov. Walz says he looks forward to signing the budget into law

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s House and Senate ends a special session by passing a $48 billion budget to fund state government for the next two years. The budget bills met their 7 a.m. deadline. House Speaker Melissa Hortman says Democrats secured new money for education and preserved funding for health care programs for more than one million Minnesotans. Minority Leader…

Minnesota Gov. Walz Calls One-Day Special Session For Friday

Lawmakers will pass remaining budget bills after leaders finally agreed on a health and human services funding bill

Gov. Tim Walz (D) Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R) & House Speaker Melissa Hortman (D) Announce Budget AgreementST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota lawmakers are rushing back to the state capitol building in St. Paul for a one day special session just called by Gov. Tim Walz. The session will begin Friday morning at 10 and must conclude by 7 a.m….