Everyone’s attention at the Capitol is now shifting from the Governor’s budget proposal to the omnibus bills that are quickly taking shape in House and Senate committees. The Governor’s ideas, however, are likely come back into play as final negotiations take place in the coming weeks.
To help you understand the Governor’s positions, the Minnesota Budget Project has just released a new analysis of the Governor’s revised budget proposal: “Round Two: Governor Increases Use of One-Time Resources in Revised Budget“. The analysis outlines the major components of the Governor’s proposal and provides a deeper look at proposed spending reductions. The bottom line?
- The Governor’s proposal relies on $4.9 billion in various one-time resources to solve an on-going deficit problem.
- His proposal includes spending reductions that target populations that are really vulnerable in this economy – like low-income families, adults without children and persons with disabilities.
Of course, everyone is always looking for more information. Coming up on our research agenda is a side-by-side comparison of the Governor, House and Senate proposals – both an overview and more detailed analysis. We are working as quickly as we can to put this together, but we are waiting on committees to release spreadsheets.