Budget deal hits Minnesota hard

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ and JEREMY HERB , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: April 14, 2011 - 6:51 AM

Government shutdown averted. Now come the details.

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boogawoogaApr. 13, 11 9:12 PM

Still waiting for significant pay cuts to congress members to help balance the budget...

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tink0077Apr. 13, 11 9:15 PM

Be prepared for years of higher taxes and less spending/services. The chickens have come home to roost. Everyone needs to understand that it's apolitical and we're all in this together.

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scttolnApr. 13, 11 9:42 PM

This is good....maybe people will wake up and see what they did with the last election. The democrates will can control again in 2012 as the poor and middle classes get poorer and suffer more and the top 5% get richer and concentrate more of the wealth.

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smallergovtApr. 13, 11 9:45 PM

All classes have been living high off the hog for years (lower taxes and higher entitlements). So everyone is going to feel the pain on this one-both state and federal. 44% increase in H&HS is dead in the water. Light rail? Pipe dream for now at least. Both govts have been spending like drunken sailors. Time to batten down the hatches...

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oggasoggaApr. 13, 11 9:56 PM

Plus the price of a lot of things going up too...

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swimraftApr. 13, 11 9:59 PM

Be prepared to hear more stories like this. The Federal Government must make even bigger cuts and Minnesota has an unheard of $5+ billion budget problem. Spending has been a big problem for years and jeapodized all sorts of programs. Don't forget however most of the project buildings in Chicago that we pumped millions into are now boarded up.

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tboehlkeApr. 13, 1110:01 PM

Time to stop spending money that does not exist.

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brianjapanApr. 13, 1110:23 PM

Quit your crying- this is less than a 1% cut to the budget. Wait until there are some real cuts- then you can cry.

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joedanaborApr. 13, 1110:32 PM

Please - keep this in perspective. The rich will still have their tax cuts and be able to afford their caviar. There is no need to panic just because people with limited budgets might end up on the streets. Please try to keep this in perspective.

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paulpalin12Apr. 13, 1110:52 PM

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., sounded the same note of resignation. 'At a time when Minnesotans are making tough choices with their family budgets, our government must do the same,' she said." ---- If that is the case Senator Klobuchar, why are Blake, Breck, and Saint Thomas Academy (all at $17,000 in tuition per year or more) posting record enrollments? The only people making tough choices with the family budgets are the middle-class. The wealthiest Minnesotans are still living high off the hog and still haven't felt the effects of the recession.

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