REAL MONEY Consumers Confused Over Purpose of a Budget
A recent poll on the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) website revealed that 57 percent of respondents misunderstand the purpose of a budget, viewing it as a restriction on their spendi... Posted on 7/12/13 at 8:58 AM
THE WEST WING Council Meeting 12-4-12
The following are the proposed agenda items for Tuesday evening's regular City Council meeting. The agenda and packet can be found on theCity Council web page.
Note: Tuesdays Regular City Council mee... Posted on 12/4/12 at 7:45 AM
EVERYDAY GOURMET Spanish Style Omelette
Are you looking for a speedy breakfastor a quick, easy, and inexpensive dinner? Try a simple egg dish made with your favorite potatoes, onions, eggs, and any other fillings you would like to add. Serv... Posted on 11/28/12 at 10:49 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Selective Recognition and the Greek Financial Crisis
Continuing from the last post, we look at the most recent example of bonafide financial turmoil: Greece.
In Wednesday's article, I shared how when it comes to economic or political themes, people are... Posted on 8/10/12 at 10:02 AM
4 MY FUTURE - CAREER AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT Sequestration: What It Means for CTE...
Within the Grand Forks Public Schools, funding for the Career & Technical Education (CTE) department (which includes the K-12 Career Education program) comes from three sources: 1) local, 2) state... Posted on 7/24/12 at 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama has called the speaker to say he still won't negotiate on ending the partial government shutdown or raising the nation's debt limit.
Details were to be released later, but Minnesota Management and Budget officials said that even with the projected budget deficit for the next two years, “current conditions will allow the state to reduce the K-12 education shift by $1.3 billion of the $2.4 billion outstanding but that improvement does not continue into next budget period.”
Gov. Jack Dalrymple unveiled his budget for the next biennium on Wednesday, calling for permanent property tax relief, $102 million for Fargo-area flood control projects, a new funding formula for higher education and $2.5 billion in transportation upgrades.
For the second consecutive year in a row the city of East Grand Forks is going to get by without a levy increase. The city's preliminary budget was introduced this evening to city council members but as always the budget could have some changes in the upcoming weeks.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker established a program that has given hundreds of thousands of dollars in merit raises and bonuses to some state workers even as he preached cost-cutting and pushed through a law reducing most public workers' pay and eliminating their union rights.
The budget deal that ended Minnesota's government shutdown comes with a hefty price: It relies heavily on borrowing $640 million against money from the state's 1998 tobacco settlement, but might cost that same amount in interest — plus a substantial annual revenue loss for years to come.
Gov. Mark Dayton says a Republican offer to drop $200 million in tax cuts they wanted and spend it on his priorities is a "non-proposal" that gets the two sides no closer to a budget deal that would avert a government shutdown in two weeks.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton a predicted a "strong likelihood" of a state government shutdown Tuesday after vetoing the Republican-controlled Legislature's budget and guaranteeing that a special session would be necessary to craft a new one.
The Minnesota Legislature adjourned its regular session late Monday with no sense of finality and no budget deal with Gov. Mark Dayton, forcing lawmakers to leave town and await the governor's call to return for a special session to solve a $5 billion deficit.
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