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Source: Executive Budget Summary

State expenditures for the F.Y. 2000-01 biennium under the Governor's budget will total $23.346 billion, a 2.9% average annual increase over F.Y. 1999.

  • Education Finance and Family & Early Childhood Education spending finances local school districts and programs supporting child care, family economic self-sufficiency, and school readiness.
  • Property Tax Aids & Credits provides general property tax relief to homeowners and renters and support for local government programs.
  • Higher Education consists of state support for the operations of the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and student financial aid.
  • Health and Human Services funding pays for medical care for low-income and chronically ill Minnesotans, for income assistance to families, and other health and social services programs.
  • Criminal Justice funding provides for operation of the state's law enforcement, corrections, and court systems.
  • The Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Development, Transportation, and State Government appropriations finance state agency operations and grants-in-aid programs for these functional areas, including:
    • protection and development of the physical enviromment.
    • development of business, employment, and tourism opportunities
    • provision of transit services statewide
    • consumer protection and supervision of regulated industries such as utilities, banks, and insurance companies.
  • Debt Service pays the principal and interest due on state general obligation bonds issued to finance the cost of state capital investment projects.

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