STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Political notebook: Forecast to take budget temperature
By Don Davis
One of the big days of the Minnesota legislative session arrives Thursday, when state fiscal leaders announce how state revenues and spending are doing.
The budget forecast, released tw... Posted on 2/22/13 at 5:21 PM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Saving Teaching Jobs in Minnesota
Oberstar's recent newsletter tells how 2,400 Minnesota teaching jobs will be saved through 166 million dollars that was given by the Federal government/Department of Education to keep classes low and ... Posted on 9/17/10 at 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON — House committee chairman Rep. Jim Oberstar said Tuesday that he wants Congress to enact a mileage-based tax on cars and trucks to pay for highway programs now rather than wait years to test the idea.
Beginning April 1, the federal government won’t grab as many dollars as it normally does from your paycheck. As part of the stimulus package, the “Making Work Pay” tax credit will amount to $400 for single filers and $800 for married couples in 2009 and 2010.
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