ST. PAUL - Gov. Jesse Ventura on Thursday recommended small cuts in education funding and a 5-cent gas tax hike as part of a plan to help the state contend with a budget deficit of nearly $2 billion.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - Business and civic leaders got an early glimpse Monday at Gov. Jesse Ventura's evolving budget, a package with clear goals but murky details.
ST. PAUL (AP) - With budget deliberations already severely tangled, Minnesota economists sprinkled some pessimism on the debate Thursday with new figures showing a weakening economy and a smaller-than-expected state bank balance.
ST. PAUL (AP) - While promising full hearings, leaders of the House and Senate found little they liked in Gov. Jesse Ventura's plan to balance the budget.
ST. PAUL (AP) - Have an idea on how to balance the state's projected $4.5 billion deficit? The state is taking suggestions.
ST. PAUL - The short-term budget fix Gov. Tim Pawlenty outlined Tuesday would cause some scrapes and bruises, but few crippling injuries to state-backed programs.
ST. PAUL - In sparsely populated Lac qui Parle County along Minnesota's western border, free recycling soon could be a luxury of the past.
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