The above spreadsheet details the amounts of the Governor’s, Republican House’s and Republican Senate’s budgetary targets as we enter final negotiations for the upcoming biennium budget. Do you understand it?
Here’s what you need to know. Current state spending in Minnesota is about $42 Billion. Republicans and Governor Dayton all think government should grow by 8% or more. However, Dayton never promised to reduce the size and scope of government. Republicans broke their promise to voters.