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March 21, 2017
Minn. GOP proposes $1.35 billion in tax cuts
ST. PAUL—Minnesota lawmakers plan to figure out their state budget plans in the next two weeks. With that deadline in mind, House Republicans...
March 21, 2017 - 10:30am
January 25, 2017
Dayton wants 10 percent budget hike
ST. PAUL — Raising Minnesota's next two-year budget nearly 10 percent is Gov. Mark Dayton's ask. "We must wisely invest and use our resources,"...
January 25, 2017 - 8:56am
January 3, 2017
Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
ST. PAUL — 2017 dawned on the Minnesota Capitol with bright sun Sunday, Jan. 1, illuminating the newly renovated building. But the sparkle...
January 3, 2017 - 9:27am
December 2, 2016
Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
ST. PAUL—Minnesota policymakers should have a $1.4 billion available when they start to draw up a two-year state budget in a month, state officials announced Friday, Dec. 2. "Minnesota's budget and economic outlook remains stable, despite continued slow economic growth," Minnesota...
December 2, 2016 - 10:23am
December 23, 2015
Senior center job restored to city budget
The Rambling River Center board won its tug of war with the Farmington City Council over an eliminated part-time position. The position will be reinstated through an existing city employee starting next month. The decision held up the approval of the 2016 budget and 4.9 percent tax...
December 23, 2015 - 10:02am
December 10, 2015
City delays budget decision over senior center position
Members of the Rambling River Center Advisory Board held up the budget and tax levy approval at Monday’s city council meeting with continued requests for an assistant to help run the center’s programs. “We feel it is that important for us to have that position filled,” said...
December 10, 2015 - 6:14am
November 13, 2015
City’s finances are improving
Building permits are down. Liquor sales are down. Fire department costs are up. And the fund balance is getting healthier. These were the highlights of the city’s third quarter budget report Monday, which reviewed revenues and expenditures for the past nine months. With one-third...
November 13, 2015 - 2:46pm
September 20, 2015
City council approves tax increase
Despite a recent survey describing Farmington as “property tax hostile,” the city council is forging ahead with a proposal to raise taxes in 2016. Council members say it’s the only way to stay ahead of debt and keep the city moving in the right direction financially. The city...
September 20, 2015 - 10:36pm
May 21, 2015
Farmington budget gets good marks
For the last seven years, Farmington has been living paycheck to paycheck. 2014 was the first year the city did not have to borrow from other internal funds to pay for its operating expenses, said Robin Hanson, financial director. “It’s a big deal,” she said. “The city has...
May 21, 2015 - 9:27am
March 19, 2015
Residents raise concerns about school district budget cuts
A group of about 30 parents, teachers and students spent more than an hour expressing concern and frustration at a Tuesday morning roundtable held by the Farmington School District. But Dan Johnson summed up the response to the district’s current financial situation in just one...
March 19, 2015 - 9:15am
March 13, 2015
Editorial: Cutting band would be a blow
There was a large crowd at Farmington’s school board meeting Monday to protest a proposal to cut the district’s fifth grade band program. It’s hard to argue with the sentiment. The district is considering the band program along with middle school sports and several other cuts...
March 13, 2015 - 1:08pm
December 4, 2014
City’s share of taxes will go up
The city of Farmington has approved a final budget slightly smaller than the preliminary number they supported in September, but the city’s share of taxes will still go up for the average homeowner. Council members approved a property tax levy of $9,164,208 at their Monday night...
December 4, 2014 - 10:46am