This morning on "Making Sausage" Colleen and Chuck discussed the way the budget process is being resolved in Minnesota. As we know, the legislature passed spending and revenue bills, and the governor has signed the appropriations bills. However, since he has pledged "no new taxes" he will be using his authority to "unallot" funding to balance the budget.
Here's a pretty good paper that discusses the legal authority for him to un-allot funding, and how it works.
Unallotment: Executive Branch Power to Reduce Spending to Avoid a Deficit
Let us know what you think of the current situation, whether you think unallotment is the way Minnesota should prioritize our resource allocations.
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