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December 2010

Minnesota State Budget

“$399 Million Surplus in FY 2010-11, $6.2 Billion Shortfall in FY 2012-13”

This headline from the 2010 November Forecast sets the agenda for the 2011 legislative session: eliminate the projected $6.2 billion budget shortfall and create a FY2012/2013 general operating budget for the state of Minnesota.

The budget creation process begins months before the legislature convenes. The state’s finance agency, Minnesota Management & Budget, coordinates this process and posts budget documents on its website. Profiles are created for each state agency; these summarize the duties and programs of the agency, appropriations and expenditures for the previous fiscal year, and a forecast base budget for the upcoming fiscal year. When completed, the governor’s budget recommendations will also be posted on the agency’s website. Historical budget documents and statistics are also provided.

As the Minnesota Legislature works on the budget, committee actions and floor debates can be followed using the Legislature’s website. The House Fiscal Analysis Department, House Research Department, and Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis Office produce valuable data and documents about current and previous budgets. The Senate’s annual publication, A Fiscal Review of the Legislative Session, provides detailed budget summaries in an easy-to-use format. Finally, the Legislative Library’s State Budget Guide links to specific budget documents and sources.

For further information on this or any other topic, contact a librarian at 651-296-8338, or refdesk@lrl.leg.mn.

New & Notable Books and Reports

Many of the items listed below are available electronically. If so, we have provided a link to the document. However, some of the documents may be very long. You can request to borrow our print copy of any of the items by selecting the check-box and clicking on the "Request Items" button.

Arts

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Annual Report. Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. 2010. NX742.M6 A76 2010.

Lake Region Arts Council Fergus Falls, Minnesota Financial Report. Lake Region Arts Council. 2010. NX742 .M62 L352 2010.

Computers & Technology

Financial Audit Division: Department of Administration Information Technology Audit. Office of the Legislative Auditor. November 4, 2010. HJ9865 .A27 no. 10-35. Minn. Publication 10-1377.

Crime & Corrections

Auto Theft Prevention Report to the State of Minnesota Governor and Legislature (Revised). Minn. Dept. of Commerce. November 5, 2010. HV6661.M6 M55 2009 Revised. Minn. Publication 10-1393.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 488 Art. 6 Sec. 7 (Minn. Stat. 65B.84 Subd. 2 (prev. 299A.75 Subd. 2))http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/mandated/101393.pdf

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training Biennial Report. Minn. Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. 2010. HV8145.M6 M56a 2009/2010. Minn. Publication 10-1317.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 214.07 Subd. 1http://www.post.state.mn.us/PDFs/09-10_Final_Biennial_Report.pdf

Demographics & Population

World Almanac and Book of Facts. Newspaper Enterprise Association. 2010. Ref AY67 .N5 W7 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Economic Development

Hansen, Tonya J. and Laura Kalambokidis. How Are Businesses Responding to Minnesota's Tax-Free Zone Program?. Economic Development Quarterly. 2010. HC107.M63 H36 2010.

Economics/Economy

de Fiebre, Conrad. Stimulated and Growing: Multiplying the Recovery Act's Minnesota Impact. Minnesota 2020. November 2010. HB3753.M6 D44 2010.

Education-Early Care and Learning

Fitzgerald, John. Early Childhood Education: Upfront Investment, Lifetime Gain. Minnesota 2020. June 2010. LB1139.27.M6 F58 2010.

Education-Higher

Minnesota Office of Higher Education Report on Federal Awards. Minn. Office of Higher Education; Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. 2010. LC175.M6 M563 2010. Minn. Publication 10-0980.

Minorities in Higher Education: Annual Status Report. American Council on Education. October 2010. LC3727.A43 2010.

Paying for College: State & Federal Financial Aid Guide. Minn. Office of Higher Education. 2010. LB2337.5.M6 P39 2010/2011. Minn. Publication 10-1343.

Regent Selection Criteria Report. Regent Candidate Advisory Council. January 15, 2009. LD3321 .R442 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1344.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 137.0245 Subd. 3http://www.commissions.leg.state.mn.us/rcac/2009criteriareport.pdf

Education-K-12

Digest of Education Statistics. National Center for Education Statistics. April 2010. Ref LA230 .A4x 2009.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

K-12 Education Finance Overview. Minn. Dept. of Education. October 2010. LB2826.M6 K56 2010/2011. Minn. Publication 10-1382.

Fitzgerald, John. The Wrong Way: Minnesota School Transportation Disparities. Minnesota 2020. September 2010. LB2864 .F48 2010.

Elections

Gehring, Matt. Absentee Voting. House Research. August 2009. KFM5820 .G447 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1360.

Gehring, Matt. Assisting A Voter & Polling Place Accessibility. House Research. August 2009. KFM5820 .G449 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1362.

Gehring, Matt. Canvassing Boards. House Research. August 2009. KFM5820 .G443 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1371.

Gehring, Matt. Certificate of Election. House Research. August 2009. KFM5820 .G444 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1372.

Gehring, Matt. Determining Voter Intent. House Research. August 2009. KFM5820 .G44 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1375.

Gehring, Matt. Election Contests. House Research. August 2009. KFM5820 .G446 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1357.

Gehring, Matt. Election Judges. House Research. August 2009. KFM5820 .G448 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1361.

Gehring, Matt. Polling Place Challengers. House Research. August 2009. KFM5820 .G45 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1369.

Gehring, Matt. Postelection Contest Flowchart. House Research. October 2009. KFM5820 .G454 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1406.

Gehring, Matt. Postelection Review. House Research. August 2009. KFM5820 .G445 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1373.

Gehring, Matt. Postelection Review Flowchart. House Research. October 2009. KFM5820 .G455 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1405.

Gehring, Matt. Post-General Election Overview: Federal and State Offices. House Research. October 2009. KFM5820 .G452 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1407.

McCormack, Conny B. Re-Counting the Vote: What Does it Cost? A Comparative Case Study Focusing on the Costs of Administering a Statewide Recount in Two States: The U.S. Senate Race in Minnesota in November 2008 and the... Pew Charitable Trusts. October 2010. KF4916 .M33 2010.

Gehring, Matt. Recounts: Federal, State and Judicial Offices. House Research. August 2009. KFM5820.85.C6 G44 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1374.

Gehring, Matt. Recounts: Federal, State and Judicial Offices Flowchart. House Research. October 2009. KFM5820 .G453 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1408.

Gehring, Matt. Voter Identification Requirements. House Research. August 2009. KFM5820 .G442 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1370.

Energy Issues

Evaluation Report: Renewable Energy Development Fund. Office of the Legislative Auditor. October 2010. TJ807.9.U6 R47 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1346.

Upper Midwest Transmission Development Initiative Executive Committee Final Report. Upper Midwest Transmission Development Initiative. September 29, 2010. TK3001 .U67 2010.

Environment/Natural Resources

Climate Change Reconsidered: The Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change. Heartland Institute. 2009. QC981.8.G56 I38 2009.

Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grants Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. October 2010. HC107.M63 E51 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1336.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 116J.555 Subd. 2(b)http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/About_Us/Legislative_Focus/PDFs/Contamination_Cleanup_Investigation_Grants_Program_A

Kane, Matt and Nick Flanders. Driving Down Minnesota's Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Issues and Ideas for Reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled. Growth & Justice. October 2010. TD885.5.G73 K36 2010.

Kaiser, Kent, Ph.D. Natural Resources Recommendations for Minnesota's New Governor and Legislature. Center of the American Experiment. November 2010. S932.M6 K46 2010.

Proposed NorthMet Mining Project and Land Exchange. United States Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service. October 12, 2010. SD427.L3 P76 2010.

Quarterly Report on Allocation of 2010 Flood Hazard Mitigation Grant Funds. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. November 15, 2010. TC530 .A45 FY2011 1st Qtr.. Minn. Publication 10-1414.
Mandated by: 2010 Minn. Laws Chap. 189 Sec. 7 Subd. 3(i)http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/aboutdnr/reports/legislative/fdr_2010_quarterly_report_11-15-10.pdf

TMDL Database Development Outcomes and Rules Promulgation Report. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. November 2010. TD365 .T53 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1359.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 172 Art. 2 Sec. 4http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/view-document.html?gid=14900

Governing/Government-State

Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies. Minn. Secretary of State. October 15, 2010. JK6156 .A56 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1322.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 15.0597 Subd. 7http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=9616
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 15.0597 Subd. 3http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=9616

Annual Report Required By Minnesota Statute Sections 8.08 and 8.15 Subdivision 4. Office of the Attorney General. 2010. KFM5827.5 .A8 M562 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1379.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 8.15 Subd. 4http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/mandated/101379.pdf
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 8.08http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/mandated/101379.pdf

Report and Recommendations of the Florida TaxWatch Government Cost Savings Task Force to Save More than $3 Billion. Florida TaxWatch. March 2010. JK4450 .F56 2010.

Government Finance

Local Government Aid. Freedom Foundation of Minnesota.  HJ9260 .L64 2009.

What We've Learned About Cutting Budgets. Center of the American Experiment. May 2010. HJ2005 .W43 2010.

Health Care

Breastfeeding Supports and Challenges: Mothers' Perspectives on Healthcare, Worksites and Social Influences. Minn. Dept. of Health; Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. October 2010. RJ216 .B74 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1353.

Financial Audit Division: Department of Human Services Healthcare Provider Payment Controls Information Technology Audit. Office of the Legislative Auditor. November 4, 2010. HJ9865 .A27 no. 10-34. Minn. Publication 10-1378.

Minnesota State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) Biennial Report. Minn. Management & Budget. 2010. JK6160.H4 M56 2007/2008. Minn. Publication 10-1412.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.31 Subd. 2http://www.mmb.state.mn.us/doc/ins/reports/report-0708.pdf

The Prognosis for National Health Insurance: A Minnesota Perspective. Freedom Foundation of Minnesota.  RA412.2 .P76 2009.

Judicial Administration/Courts

Minnesota Civil Justice Forum: Recommendations for Improved Civil Case Processing. Minn. State Supreme Court. 2010. KFM5930 .M57 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1349.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 83 Art. 1 Sec. 3 Subd. 2(c)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/mandated/101349.pdf

Minnesota Criminal Justice Forum Report. Minn. State Supreme Court. 2010. KFM5910.5.A3 M56 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1348.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 83 Art. 1 Sec. 3 Subd. 2(b)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/mandated/101348.pdf

Labor & Employment Issues

Berry, David et al. Minnesota Workers' Compensation Dispute Issue Tracking Study Report 2: Vocational Rehabilitation Disputes. Minn. Dept. of Labor and Industry. September 2010. HD7103.65.U62 ǂb M566 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1410.

Legislatures

Spear, Allan H. Crossing the Barriers: The Autobiography of Allan H. Spear. University of Minnesota Press. 2010. F610.3.S64 .A3 2010.

Diebel, Jeff and Mark Shepard. Legislative Ethics: A Guide to Minnesota Law and Rules for House Members and Staff (Updated). House Research. November 2010. KFM5821.5.L4 A25 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1413.

McCormack, Patrick. Making Laws (Updated). House Research. September 2010. KFM5821 .T63 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1350.

Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure. NCSL. 2010. JF515 .M33 2010.

Shepard, Mark. Short Subjects: Gift Ban Law and Rules for House Members and Employees (Updated). House Research. November 2010. HN79.M6 S56 2010.

Liquor Industry & Laws

Municipal Liquor Operations in Minnesota: Drinking on the Taxpayers' Dime. Freedom Foundation of Minnesota.  HV5086.M6 M865 2008.

Mining Industries

U.S. Steel Keetac Taconite Mine Expansion Project Final Environmental Impact Statement. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. November 2010. TN403.M6 U88 2010.

Minnesota History

Jarcow, Merrill E. Like Father, Like Son: the Gilfillan Story. Ramsey County Historical Society. 1986. CT274.G55 J37 1986.

Toren, John. The Seven States of Minnesota: Driving Tours through the History, Geology, Culture, and Natural Glory of the North Star State. Nodin Press. 2007. F604.3 .T67 2007.

Public Lands

Public Land Statistics. Bureau of Land Management. May 2010. Ref HD183.L3 A312 2009.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Public Welfare

DWP Fifth and Twelfth Month Outcomes: Data for DWP Cohorts from July 2004 through April 2010. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. November 2010. HV98.M6 D593 2004/2010 July-April. Minn. Publication 10-1404.

Redistricting/Reapportionment

Moen, Allie. League of Women Voters Minnesota Redistricting Briefing Paper. League of Women Voters Minnesota. 2009. KF4905 .L43 2009.

Sports Teams/Stadiums

Berg, Steve. Target Field: The New Home of the Minnesota Twins. MVP Books. 2010. GV416.T37 B47 2010.

Taxation

50-State Property Tax Comparison Study. Minnesota Center for Public Finance Research. April 2010. Ref HJ4120 .A19 2009.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Van Wychen, Jeff. Minnesota 2020 Property Tax Report: 2002 - 2010. Minnesota 2020. August 2010. HJ4121.M62 V362 2010.

Michael, Joel and Nina Manzi. Short Subjects: Revenue Recapture Program (Updated). House Research. November 2010. HN79.M6 S56 2010.

Padgitt, Kail M. State Business Tax Climate Index. Tax Foundation. October 2010. Ref HD3616.U48 M6 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Van Wychen, Jeff. Tax and Revenue Information for Minnesota Cities: City Property Taxes, Aids & Credits, and Revenue Base for Minnesota Cities with a Population Over 5,000. Minnesota 2020. August 2010. HJ9261 .V37 2010.

Tax Rates and Tax Burdens in the District of Columbia: A Nationwide Comparison. Government of the District of Columbia. September 2010. Ref HJ2322.A3 T37 2009.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Telecommunications

Statewide Emergency Notification System Needs Assessment. Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety; Management Analysis & Development. October 2010. HV551.4.M6 S74 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1402.

Transportation

Mn/DOT Local Road and Bridge Programs Grant Administration Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. November 1, 2010. HE196.5 .M53 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1381.
Mandated by: 2010 Minn. Laws Chap. 189 Sec. 15 Subd. 2http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/mandated/101381.pdf

State Transportation Improvement Program. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. September 2010. HE213.M6 S73a 2011/2014. Minn. Publication 10-1330.

Veterans/Military Issues

Kriesel, John as told to Jim Kosmo. Still Standing: The Story of SSG John Kriesel. Beaver's Pond Press, Inc.. 2010. DS79.766 .K75 2010.

Mandated Reports

Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies. Minn. Secretary of State. October 15, 2010. JK6156 .A56 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1322.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 15.0597 Subd. 7http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=9616
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 15.0597 Subd. 3http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=9616

Annual Report Required By Minnesota Statute Sections 8.08 and 8.15 Subdivision 4. Office of the Attorney General. 2010. KFM5827.5 .A8 M562 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1379.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 8.15 Subd. 4http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/mandated/101379.pdf
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 8.08http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/mandated/101379.pdf

Auto Theft Prevention Report to the State of Minnesota Governor and Legislature (Revised). Minn. Dept. of Commerce. November 5, 2010. HV6661.M6 M55 2009 Revised. Minn. Publication 10-1393.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 488 Art. 6 Sec. 7 (Minn. Stat. 65B.84 Subd. 2 (prev. 299A.75 Subd. 2))http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/mandated/101393.pdf

Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grants Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. October 2010. HC107.M63 E51 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1336.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 116J.555 Subd. 2(b)http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/About_Us/Legislative_Focus/PDFs/Contamination_Cleanup_Investigation_Grants_Program_A

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training Biennial Report. Minn. Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. 2010. HV8145.M6 M56a 2009/2010. Minn. Publication 10-1317.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 214.07 Subd. 1http://www.post.state.mn.us/PDFs/09-10_Final_Biennial_Report.pdf

Minnesota Civil Justice Forum: Recommendations for Improved Civil Case Processing. Minn. State Supreme Court. 2010. KFM5930 .M57 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1349.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 83 Art. 1 Sec. 3 Subd. 2(c)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/mandated/101349.pdf

Minnesota Criminal Justice Forum Report. Minn. State Supreme Court. 2010. KFM5910.5.A3 M56 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1348.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 83 Art. 1 Sec. 3 Subd. 2(b)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/mandated/101348.pdf

Minnesota State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) Biennial Report. Minn. Management & Budget. 2010. JK6160.H4 M56 2007/2008. Minn. Publication 10-1412.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.31 Subd. 2http://www.mmb.state.mn.us/doc/ins/reports/report-0708.pdf

Mn/DOT Local Road and Bridge Programs Grant Administration Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. November 1, 2010. HE196.5 .M53 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1381.
Mandated by: 2010 Minn. Laws Chap. 189 Sec. 15 Subd. 2http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/mandated/101381.pdf

Quarterly Report on Allocation of 2010 Flood Hazard Mitigation Grant Funds. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. November 15, 2010. TC530 .A45 FY2011 1st Qtr.. Minn. Publication 10-1414.
Mandated by: 2010 Minn. Laws Chap. 189 Sec. 7 Subd. 3(i)http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/aboutdnr/reports/legislative/fdr_2010_quarterly_report_11-15-10.pdf

Regent Selection Criteria Report. Regent Candidate Advisory Council. January 15, 2009. LD3321 .R442 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1344.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 137.0245 Subd. 3http://www.commissions.leg.state.mn.us/rcac/2009criteriareport.pdf

TMDL Database Development Outcomes and Rules Promulgation Report. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. November 2010. TD365 .T53 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1359.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 172 Art. 2 Sec. 4http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/view-document.html?gid=14900