Legislative Notebook: Assault Weapon Ban Not In House Guns Bill

It looks like the Minnesota Legislature will not ban assault weapons or large-capacity ammunition clips this year

Taxes Remain Topic As Minnesota Budget Deficit Shrinks

Talk of tax increases continues even as economists anticipate a smaller state budget deficit.

Sequester Begins Friday, Minnesota Impact Uncertain

Minnesotans may not know what the word means, but starting Friday they begin to feel the impact of automatic and deep federal budget cuts known as “sequestration.”

Update: Minnesota Budget Picture Improves $463 Million

Minnesota still has a projected budget deficit for the next two years, but it will be $463 million lower than anticipated late last year.

Good Financial News: State Deficit Shrinks

Minnesota’s projected budget deficit for the next two years is lower than expected at $627 million, the Minnesota Management and Budget reported this morning.