Senate Targets

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SRC Budget Targets Chart

Republicans in the Minnesota Senate are proposing cutting spending for health and human services programs, state agencies and local government aid to balance the state’s next two year budget.

The deepest cut is to health and human services where Republicans propose to cut $1.6 billion in projected growth. The plan also cuts half a billion dollars from state government programs – more than half of that area’s total projected budget. Republicans have argued that they will balance the state’s budget without raising taxes. The proposal is dramatically different than Governor Dayton’s plan. He wants to raise taxes on Minnesota’s top earners to erase part of the state’s $5 billion projected budget deficit and cut much less spending.

Here are the proposed Senate Targets. I’ll update with other info soon. Update: Here’s a picture of the document.

Education – $14, 297, 039

Education Shift ($138,975)

Education Net – $14, 158, 064

Health and Human Services – 10, 737,837

Agriculture and Rural Economies – $76,841

Environment, Energy, Commerce – $221,463

Jobs and Economic Growth – $103,246

Transportation – $140,158

Judiciary and Public Safety – $1,792,650

State Government Innovation and Veterans – $412,922

Tax Aids and Credits Spending – $2,727,726

Debt Service, Capital Projects, Cancellations – $1,148,994

Other/Reserves – $242,262

Total General Fund Spending – $34,267,681

(in 000s)

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