Minnesota Democrats Planning Attack On Budget DeficitIn bits and pieces, legislative Democrats are beginning to lay out their plans for attacking Minnesota's nearly $1 billion budget deficit.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - In bits and pieces, legislative Democrats
are beginning to lay out their plans for attacking Minnesota's
nearly $1 billion budget deficit.
Senate leaders say they will try to solve the problem in chunks,
starting with bills that slice $200 million in spending, a fourth
of which would come out of higher education. Courts, the state
transportation department and agriculture programs would also take
House Democrats say they'll issue budget targets early in the
Gov. Tim Pawlenty has his own plan on the table, based largely
on spending cuts but also on hoped-for increases in Minnesota-bound