Forum News Service: Here’s what the bipartisan state budget could mean for Greater Minnesota

EXCERPT: “Greater Minnesota could see expanded access to broadband, more money for public schools and a tax cut for some as part of a budget framework put forth in the state Capitol. Legislative leaders and the governor late Sunday, May 19, announced their framework for a two-year $48 billion spending plan, which was set to be hashed out further by conference committee chairs and commissioners on Monday and beyond. The Legislature is expected to return as early as Thursday for a special session to approve or vote down parts of the spending plan. An open question Monday was the outcome of one of the biggest greater Minnesota issues: state aid paid to local governments, especially Local Government Aid for cities and County Program Aid.” FULLSTORY: