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December 5, 2008
Farmington 2009 Proposed Budget
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am
December 4, 2008
City portion of taxes should go down
Though the city of Farmington's preliminary levy for 2009 is 5 percent bigger than the 2008 levy, residents will still see a decrease in the city's portion of the property taxes. The final levy and 2009 budget will be adopted at the Dec. 15, regular city council meeting. The city's...
December 4, 2008 - 12:00am
November 28, 2008
ISD 192 Budget and Property Taxes
Notice of Proposed Property Taxes Independent School District 192 The school board of Farmington Independent School District 192 will hold a public hearing on its current budget and on the amount of property taxes it is proposing to collect in 2009 to pay for the costs of the...
November 28, 2008 - 12:00am
September 4, 2008
City tax levy likely to increase
Does the Farmington Fire Department need a full-time chief? Should the outdoor pool stay open? Or should the residents be asked to fund an additional, separate levy to help fund the city's economic development authority? Those are just a few of the questions the Farmington City Council...
September 4, 2008 - 12:00am
August 28, 2008
Budget process frustrates council member
It is not unusual for Farmington City Council members to ask questions about a preliminary budget, or even for them to raise concerns with the document. But very rarely does one threaten to take legal action against the city administrator over the document. Still, in an email to...
August 28, 2008 - 12:00am
June 18, 2008
Counties continue to feel sting as state continues its squeeze
WILLMAR -- State budget reductions could mean counties will have to pay for some public defenders and state prisoners. The financial shift is part of a "string of squeezes" the state is passing onto counties, said Jay Kieft, director of the Kandiyohi County Family Services Department. Kieft...
June 18, 2008 - 12:00am
June 13, 2008
Budget numbers put city in a bind
Which is more important to taxpayers -- taxes or city services? That's the no. 1 question the Farmington City Council has to debate in the next couple of months, as they prepare the 2009 city budget. Because when it comes to today's economy, this year's budget promises one or the...
June 13, 2008 - 12:00am
May 15, 2008
Budget talks focus on taxes
ST. PAUL - Legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Pawlenty are studying how property tax changes would affect communities across the state, a complicated and time-consuming effort that appears likely to push any legislative session-ending deal into Thursday. The good news is they were...
May 15, 2008 - 12:00am
May 12, 2008
DFL prepares its own budget plan
ST. PAUL - The Democrat-controlled Legislature could today send Gov.
May 12, 2008 - 12:00am
May 9, 2008
Pawlenty prepares for budget woes
ST. PAUL - In a sign that state budget negotiations are not going well, Gov. Tim Pawlenty is looking at ways to fix a budget deficit if he and legislative leaders cannot reach an agreement by the Legislature's May 19 adjournment date. On Thursday, for the first time in public, the...
May 9, 2008 - 12:00am
April 22, 2008
Lawmakers prefer budget polka
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty's Monday budget-balancing offer did not go as far as Democrats who control the Legislature wanted. "We were hoping for a fast polka," House Majority Leader Tony Sertich, DFL-Chisholm, said. "But we are having a slow waltz." Pawlenty suggested cutting...
April 22, 2008 - 12:00am
April 21, 2008
DFL leaders optimistic on budget deal
Democratic legislative leaders say they are optimistic that their Republican colleagues and Gov. Tim Pawlenty will deliver an offer today that advances session-ending budget talks. Late in the week, House and Senate staff, along with the governor's office, developed a spreadsheet...
April 21, 2008 - 12:00am
April 17, 2008
A new look for school district's budget
Farmington School District officials found themselves in an unusual situation as they put together a budget for the coming school year. For the first time in several years they could talk about adding positions rather than making cuts. The district's proposed budget for the 2008-09...
April 17, 2008 - 12:00am
April 4, 2008
Lawmakers begin budget-cutting exercise
ST. PAUL - Most state agencies would cut budgets 3 percent to 4 percent, money would be moved from fund to another and budget reserves would fall as Minnesota legislators try to balance the state budget. The House and Senate debated different, but similar, bills Thursday to fill...
April 4, 2008 - 12:00am
March 31, 2008
Legislature ready for main dish
ST. PAUL - The meat of the 2008 Minnesota Legislature will be debated in the next few days. The main reason for lawmakers being in session this year, funding public works projects across Minnesota, appears to be nearing votes in the full House and Senate. And a tougher task, filling...
March 31, 2008 - 12:00am