STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Court rules against unallotment
Updated 12:45 p.m.:
The Minnesota Supreme Court says Gov. Tim Pawlenty was wrong when he made unilateral budget cuts last summer.
The ruling, released this morning, technically only a covers... Posted on 5/5/10 at 6:45 AM
hen learning of the extensive cuts made by the Legislature and then Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s unallotment plans, naturally each of us has been asking ourselves what this will mean for our families and our communities.
Minnesotans have been hearing a great deal about budget cuts for well over a year. Now, as Gov. Pawlenty proceeds with his current unallotment plans, it’s important to consider these proposed cuts along with the specifics of last December’s unallotments and this year’s budget bills.
An aging population, increasing gas prices and a growing immigrant population that can’t afford multiple vehicles to drive to work are all factors in the increasing need for transit services in rural Minnesota.
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