Tag: Budget

Minnesota’s February Budget Forecast Released Monday

St. Paul, MN — Today is one of the first key milestones in 2022 Minnesota Legislative session. Roughly a month after the session got underway, the Department of Management and Budget will release their latest budget outlook for the state. The previous one, which came out in November, showed a roughly $7.7 billion budget surplus.…
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February 28, 2022 0

Ada City Council Sets Levy at 4%

Ada, MN — The Ada City Council held their final regular monthly meeting of the 2021 year on Tuesday night, December 8th where they approved the 2022 budget and set the final tax levy. The council had debated back and forth between and 5% or 4% levy increase for the coming year, but in an…
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December 8, 2021 0

Preliminary Tax Levy Increase of 3.5% Approved for Cass County

Cass County approved a preliminary tax increase with its 2022 budget and levy work, but will be looking at ways to reduce that number before final adoption. After a lengthy discussion at the Tuesday county board meeting, the Cass County Commissioners approved a preliminary 2022 tax levy increase of 3.5% above the 2021 levy. The…
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September 12, 2021 0

Ada City Council Deliberates 2022 Levy Increases & American Rescue Plan Funding

Ada, MN — The Ada City Council spent some significant time discussing next year’s budget at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night, one month ahead of when the preliminary tax levy needs to be submitted. The council has approved levy increases of 5% for the past three years, but previous to that had nearly…
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August 11, 2021 0

Representative Marquart Pleased with Compromise and End Result of Budget Bills

St. Paul, MN — The divided Minnesota legislature was able to come together during their special session that ended last week and pass a $52 billion state budget just in time to avoid any government shutdowns. District 4B Representative Paul Marquart says both the Democrats and Republicans were able to set aside their differences and…
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July 7, 2021 0

Minnesota Legislature Making Compromise in Special Session

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Legislature is in the closing days of their special session and it appears that they will be able to pass all the budget bills in time to avoid any sort of government shutdown. Despite them failing to come to any sort of agreement in the regular session, most of…
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June 28, 2021 0
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Aitkin County Board discusses Sentence to Serve, grant funding from May 11th meeting

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/14/21) (Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin County Board of Commissioners held their first May meeting Tuesday from the Aitkin County Government Center Board Room to receive an update on the Sentence to Serve Program and review the County’s 1st Quarter Budget. The Board approved an amended Memorandum of Understanding with Carlton…
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May 14, 2021 0

Representative Marquart Talks Strategy as Conference Committees Begin Debating Omnibus Bills

St. Paul, MN — Conference committees are set and this week will hit the road running debating the dozen omnibus bills presented by both the House and Senate in the Minnesota Legislature. Given it’s the only bipartisan state legislature in the nation, there will need be a lot of compromise on both sides before an…
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May 4, 2021 0

Mahnomen School Board News & Notes from April 12th Meeting

Mahnomen, MN — The Mahnomen School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, April 12th. At the meeting they approved an architectural firm to assist them with the process of examining potential facility updates that would suit the district better in the post COVID world. Mahnomen Superintendent Jeff Bisek says the school board…
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April 15, 2021 0

Representative Marquart Comments of House Budget Proposal

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota House of Representatives, Senate, and Governor Walz have now all released their proposed budget targets for the next biennium, and each is a little different. District 4B Representative Paul Marquart reviewed some of the provisions of the House proposal, which tallies up to about $52.5 billion, during his visit…
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April 2, 2021 0