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House budget resolution amended

Published (3/25/2011)
By Nick Busse
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The House’s budget resolution was changed to move General Fund dollars out of transportation and other budget areas and into state government.

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee voted 17-13 March 23 to amend the House’s budget resolution.

The resolution sets targets for the House’s omnibus spending bills. It proposes spending a total of $34.26 billion from the General Fund in fiscal years 2012-2013.

The amendment, successfully offered by Committee Chairwoman Mary Liz Holberg (R-Lakeville) changes a number of the individual targets, including:

• the omnibus transportation finance bill is reduced from $120.16 million to

$41.76 million;

• the omnibus state government finance bill is raised from $443.66 million to

$601.96 million;

• the omnibus capital investment finance bill is reduced from $1.17 billion to

$1.16 billion; and

• funding for claims and other bills is reduced from $75 million to $5.1 million.

An updated spreadsheet is available online from the nonpartisan House Fiscal Analysis Department.

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