SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY Budget Help Tip of the Week: Saving at the Grocery Store
Before our last grocery excursion, my wife and I were discussing at which market we would spend our hard earned dollars. After much debating we decided there had to be a better (and cheaper) way to sh... Posted on 5/8/13 at 10:09 AM
IN THE BLACK $5 Dinners
Erin Chase blogs at $5 Dinners with recipes of meals that don't cost more than $5.
She has made a listing of the Most popular recipes. She has also had a couple of cookbooks published containing r... Posted on 1/4/13 at 6:02 PM
EVERYDAY GOURMET Spanish Style Omelette
Are you looking for a speedy breakfastor a quick, easy, and inexpensive dinner? Try a simple egg dish made with your favorite potatoes, onions, eggs, and any other fillings you would like to add. Serv... Posted on 11/28/12 at 11:49 PM
REAL MONEY Fun on a Budget
We all live on tight budgets, but we still need to have some fun. A budget with no fun will be unlivable over time. Think of your budget as a diet. If your diet only consists of carrots and celery, ev... Posted on 4/11/12 at 8:13 AM
Minnesota legislators knew they were in for a tough year when they arrived at the Capitol on Feb. 4. After three and a half months, they needed another 11 hours to finish the hardest job, eliminating the state’s $3 billion budget deficit.
The Housed voted 97-32 and the Senate 52-14 for a bill that covered a nearly $3 billion state budget deficit. The final vote came at 10:30 a.m. today and ended a brief special session called because lawmakers could not meet their midnight deadline.
Legislators and Gov. Tim Pawlenty could not balance the state budget by midnight, forcing the Legislature into what was supposed to be a brief special session. Democratic leaders and Republican Pawlenty agreed to begin the special session at 12:01 a.m. today, promising passage of a budget-balancing measure by sunrise. The sun was well up and the budget bill still was not ready.
Last week’s Minnesota Supreme Court ruling deepens the budget challenges facing the state and the Legislature. While I am happy the court ruled the governor does not have unilateral power to set the state’s budget, I am worried about what we need to do to address the extraordinary budget challenges we now face.
The final few days of any legislative session are chaotic. But this year? Anyone who thought the May blizzard the other night was odd can hold on tight for what’ll be coming out of our state capitol over the next few days.
MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Pawlenty defended the constitutionality of his power to cut state spending Tuesday, arguing in a brief to the Minnesota Supreme Court that he acted within his authority when he cut funding for a state food program for the poor without legislative approval.
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