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October 20, 2009
State Economist Tom Stinson, left, and State Demographer Tom Gillaspy on Monday tell a legislative committee that Minnesota's state budget faces a deep problem in the years to come. A major part of the problem is that as the population ages demands on the health care system will soar. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Baby boomers are a budget buster
October 20, 2009 - 7:21am
October 15, 2009
Plenty of questions remain in city budget
October 15, 2009 - 10:00am
July 27, 2009
Chief justice finds no good solutions for funding
July 27, 2009 - 7:24am
June 25, 2009
Board passes 2009-10 budget
June 25, 2009 - 2:18pm
June 18, 2009
Union has budget ideas of its own
June 18, 2009 - 7:53am
June 11, 2009
Council gets early look at 2009-10 budget
June 11, 2009 - 4:06pm
May 22, 2009
Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Thursday that small cities will be protected from upcoming state budget cuts he will make on his own. Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Pawlenty to cities: How much should I cut?
May 22, 2009 - 7:31am
May 21, 2009
Gov.'s move changes balance of power
May 21, 2009 - 7:09am
May 19, 2009
Sen. Keith Langseth of Glyndon, right, talks with fellow Democrat Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth during a Minnesota House session Monday. Langseth went into the chamber to talk to Marquart about his vote for a tougher seat belt law. Langseth long has supported the change, but Marquart has voted against it in years past. Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Lawmakers assign blame for budget stalemate
May 19, 2009 - 7:34am
House Minority Leader Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, criticizes a tax bill that was rushed through the Minnesota House and Senate late Monday in the final minutes of the 2009 legislative session.
Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Shouting ends deficit session
May 19, 2009 - 7:21am
May 18, 2009
Pawlenty trims public works bill
May 18, 2009 - 7:19am
Moose Lake's Westmoreland family chants "override" in the Minnesota Capitol Sunday, part of state union rally urging representatives to overturn a $1 billion tax bill veto. Parents John and Lori Westmoreland brought daughters Leah, 11, left, and Lilly, 8. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
House upholds health, tax vetoes
May 18, 2009 - 7:04am
May 15, 2009
Gov. Tim Pawlenty announces Thursday that he will sign all legislative-passed budget bills, with some things removed, and make cuts on his own to balance the state budget. The move sent shock waves through the Capitol. Sen. David Hann of Eden Prairie is on the left. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Pawlenty starts cutting budget himself
May 15, 2009 - 7:18am
May 14, 2009
Rep. Larry Howes of Walker debates the Minnesota budget Wednesday as the House worked through a series of bills. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Funding bills pass without full funding
May 14, 2009 - 7:35am
May 11, 2009
Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook, discusses a tax measure during a Saturday meeting of House and Senate tax negotiators.
Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Progress slow on budget solution
May 11, 2009 - 7:13am