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Another Minnesota surplus — to spend wisely

Minnesotans can expect a barrage of arguments that begin: “With a $1.4 billion surplus, we ought to be able to afford [insert favorite cause here].” As citizens weigh those competing claims, they shou... read more

Don't tap State Fund: Legislators should approve cigarette tax increase instead

Unlike private insurance companies, the State Fund is obligated to cover even the smallest, most high-risk businesses. And by every industry measure, it has done a great job. The Board of Investments ... read more

Court: State ‘not on target’ to fund schools

The Legislature has not made nearly enough progress toward fully funding schools in the Evergreen State ... target” toward getting the job done, the state Supreme Court said in an order Thursday. “The ... read more

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Teachers union says Minnesota schools need $4 billion more and the rich should pay

PAUL -- Minnesota needs to spend about $4 billion more every two years to “fully fund” public ... proposed Friday. The state is projecting a $1.5 billion budget surplus, but most of it will ... read more


General Assembly: State lawmakers discuss budget priorities

The Joint Budget Committee last week held a first-ever opportunity for the public to weigh in on how they think the state should prioritize its budget. Many of those testifying pleaded with the JBC to ... read more

Recent Missouri Editorials | The State

Missouri law should reflect ... out of total state tobacco revenue of $258.9 million. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the state fell more than $70 million short on the recomme... read more

Acadian Timber Corp (ACAZF) CEO Mark Bishop on Q4 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Acadian's payout ratio was 106% during the year, which is above our long-term target at 95% ... which is further supported by funds available under our revolving credit facility and a standby ... read more

State's revenue down $25.6M

The Republican said he's pleased that the state's general revenue for fiscal 2019 remains above forecast. The fiscal year starts July 1 and ends June 30. "The revenue numbers confirm we are right on t... read more

Gov. Gary Herbert proposes dramatic cut to Utah’s sales tax rate during annual State of the State address

It has come because of the decisions of past legislators and governors to spend taxpayer dollars prudently and manage them wisely ... that the state’s budget surplus — most of which falls within Utah’ ... read more

Senate President Outlines Ways RI Should Use Unexpected $174m Surplus

"The increased resources should be invested wisely ... if the state uses these funds to advance needed upgrades. "When entrepreneurs turn a profit, they reinvest in their businesses for future success ... read more

State GOP's plan: Raise spending

INDIANAPOLIS – Buried in the weeds of the state budget discussions is a move by Republicans to save less money and spend more. It's all about what is considered a safe surplus amount – aka the state's ... read more

State surplus: 7 pragmatic ways to invest $1.9 billion

Let's not be distracted by shiny objects or politics, but spend the state's extra revenue wisely ... we should repeal the state property tax on seasonal/recreational property as proposed by some legis... read more



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