abc
QUICK LINKS:

Long List of Amendments Slows Minn. House Budget Vote

Created: 04/03/2014 10:05 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

A lengthy debate and dozens of amendments is delaying a Minnesota House vote on a $322 million tax plan.
    
Before discussion of the package began on Thursday, DFL leaders touted increased money for K-12 schools, caregivers for the elderly and disabled and roads battered by winter. They also highlighted expanding statewide access to high-speed broadband.
    
The spending would adjust a $39 billion, two-year budget adopted last spring. Next up is the Senate's plan, which could be approved as early as Monday. Members of both chambers would meet to resolve differences before a package goes to Gov. Mark Dayton.
    
Minnesota's strengthening economy and rising tax collections have led to a $1.2 billion surplus. Lawmakers already put about half that toward tax relief and a reserve fund.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 

Photo: KSTP/File

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Overcast
29°
30° | 26°
  • Feels like: 21° F
  • Wind: SSE 8mph
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Sat Cloudy
    33° | 30°
  • Sun Cloudy
    35° | 32°
  • Mon Mix of rain and snow
    36° | 30°
  • Tue Chance of a few snow showers
    33° | 22°

Video

KSTP NEWS