Looking for info on Gov. Dayton’s budget?

15 Feb

Overall, Dayton’s budget raises more than $4 billion in revenue while making $950 million in permanent cuts. Key highlights are:

  • Tax Increases for the State’s Wealthiest Residents
  • No Cuts to Local Government Aid Programs
  • Education: Increase Funding for All-Day Kindergarten
  • Education: Increase Funding to Close the Achievement Gap
  • Maintains Funding for Healthy Living Programs
  • Health Care: Eliminates MinnesotaCare coverage for 7,200 people
  • Cuts to Welfare Programs
  • Cuts to the state’s workforce
  • Increase Taxes on Homes Worth More Than $1 Million
  • No Tax Increases for Most Minnesotans

Find details on these bullet points on the Gov’s powerpoint presentation:

Have thoughts on the Gov’s budget? Leave them in the comments!

Would you like to raise concerns to the legislature or Governor’s office? Contact me at “brian.kao at”

Minnpost and MPR has also reported on the budget released this morning, find details in the following links:

MPR’s Live blog:

More coverage from MPR:

Coverage from Minnpost:


Some more details raised on the twitter feed:

  • Dayton proposes hiking Medical Assistance surcharges by $625 mil, cut homecare 4.5% and nursinghome rates
  • Eliminates MNCare for adults with incomes above 200% of poverty.
  • Gov. Dayton’s two-year budget: increases E-12 funding, targets young learners & rewards achievement & innovation
  • More details of the budget at
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