More details on unallotment…and the Minnesota Senate announces its own cuts

Minnesota Management and Budget has released more detail on the spending cuts and payment deferrals that are part of the Governor’s unallotment plan:

  • A letter released on July 16 provides additional details on how the broader unallotment orders will be implemented – such as more specifics about how the University of Minnesota will implement its $50 million in reductions or how the delay in payments to school districts will financially impact specific programs.
  • Another letter released on July 28 provides additional details on more than $11 million in reductions to state agencies – such as cuts to the rehabilitation loan program at the Housing Finance Agency or education and outreach programs at the Historical Society.

Separately, KARE 11 just posted an Associated Press news item that the Minnesota Senate has announced plans to cut 5 percent of its budget, a $2.2 million reduction over two years. Four-fifths of the Senate budget goes towards paying for staff. The reductions include job cuts, hiring freezes, cut backs on investments in computers and technology, and the elimination of Senate Briefly, the weekly nonpartisan publication on legislative activity.

-Katherine Blauvelt

About Katherine Blauvelt

Katherine Blauvelt served as the Minnesota Budget Project’s policy analyst from 2007 to 2009.
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