Budget Proposals and Outcomes

Dayton's FY 2016-17 Supplemental Budget Proposal Works to Expand Opportunity and Close Racial Gaps, April 2016
With a $900 million surplus, Governor Mark Dayton makes strategic investments that are focused on expanding opportunity for more Minnesotans, regardless of their race or where they live. We dig into the policy priorities outlined in his budget, which proposes $581 million in net general fund spending, $117 million in net tax cuts, and leaves $202 million unspent.

Opportunities Missed and Taken in the 2015 Legislative Session, July 2015
We take an in-depth look at the FY 2016-17 budget passed in June, particularly measuring how well the tax and budget decisions meet the goals of increasing opportunity and economic well-being for all Minnesotans and ensuring a fair and sustainable tax system. With a surplus of $2 billion, policymakers had the opportunity to make targeted new investments after more than a decade of flat or declining funding in many public services. They took some opportunities, missed some and lost some.

Governor Dayton Strives to Increase Opportunity in His FY 2016-17 Budget Proposal, April 2015
After nearly a decade of frequent deficits and cuts to services, Minnesota’s outlook is improved and now faces a projected $1.9 billion surplus. Governor Mark Dayton uses the opportunity in his budget for the upcoming biennium to make investments in high quality schools, affordable college tuition and a safe and modern transportation system to build a more prosperous state.

 

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