A nonprofit health plan covering patients on government programs announced a $30 million donation to the state of Minnesota on Wednesday as a top Republican lawmaker outlined plans to tighten health and welfare spending.
About half of Gov. Mark Dayton's plan to fix the state's budget deficit comes from higher income taxes on the wealthy in a plan he described Tuesday as one "to keep my promises I made to the people of Minnesota last fall."
Even before Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton unveils his first budget on Tuesday, his promised tax increases have slammed into Republican resistance. The GOP is sure to give a much warmer reception to his ideas for cutting spending.
In bits and pieces, legislative Democrats are beginning to lay out their plans for attacking Minnesota's nearly $1 billion budget deficit.
March 07, 2010
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