Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced this morning that he's proposing to amend Minnesota's state Constitution to place restrictions on the biennium-to-biennium growth of general fund spending.
There’s some dispute over the size of the deficit that state government can expect to confront in the next budgeting session in 2011. At his unallotment presser on Tuesday (I’ve got a fuller summary at CapReport), Gov. Tim Pawlenty put the figure at $4 billion. Former state finance commissioner Jay Kiedrowski has said $4.5 billion. [...]