news budget

Duluth City Council President, Tourist Attractions Prepare for Tough Times After Budget Shortfall

So far businesses are allowed to open early May, but there's weeks of preparation involved.

DULUTH, Minn.- After Mayor Emily Larson’s announcement of the City’s tremendous 2020 budget shortfall due to COVID-19, tourist attractions navigate uncertain times through the most important dollar-making months Duluth sees all year. While Governor Walz’s stay-at-home order right now says businesses can start opening up the first week of May, owners of attractions told us they can’t just throw open…

Dayton Asks Lower Court to Hold Off in Budget Veto

Still Waiting on Supreme Court Decision

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Gov. Mark Dayton is asking a lower court to stay its ruling that his veto of the Legislature’s budget was unconstitutional while the Minnesota Supreme Court considers the case. The legal battle between the Democratic governor and Republican Legislature has been on pause for months. It surrounds Dayton’s decision to veto the House and Senate’s $130 million operating…

Budget Battle Continues in Minnesota Legislature

Still $1 Billion Apart on Spending Between Democrats and Republicans

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton have resumed negotiations aimed at settling the state budget. The two sides were back in talks Friday behind closed doors, with a Monday deadline for the Legislature to adjourn. They traded offers earlier in the week but progress froze Thursday. They are roughly $1 billion apart…