By Ricardo Lopez, Star Tribune, March 17, 2017
Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday revised his original budget proposal to add $100 million for voluntary preschool, $3 million for a trial Twin Cities-St. Cloud rail service expansion, but leave $200 million unspent as a buffer due to uncertainties with the federal budget.
All together, the new spending priorities represent an additional $147 million, raising the cost of Dayton’s budget proposal above $46 billion.
Dayton’s budget blueprint completes another puzzle piece to what will be a new two-year state budget.