For Dakota County, Pawlenty's cuts could mean loss of $14 million
It's looking bad, and it is probably going to get worse.
The news about how Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty plans to balance the state's budget would have a significant impact on Dakota County, Dakota County Finance Director Matt Smith told the Dakota County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. The state must close an expected budget shortfall of $1.2 billion by the end of June.