Budget priorities of the three DFL gubernatorial candidates

Here’s a look at how the candidates compare when they proved their budget priorities by distributing 100 hockey pucks.

BUDGET SLAP SHOT            Dayton      Kelliher      Entenza

HHS                                          27           29           28        

K-12 Education                          36           40           50        

Transportation                            10            1             1        

Higher Ed                                    7             8             *          

Local Govt Aids                             8             9             8          

Public Safety                                 4            5             2           

Environment                                 1            1             *           

Bonding Debt                                 3             3            3           

Economic Dev.                               1             1            3          

State Govt                                      2             2           3         

Ag &Vets                                        1             1           2           

(*candidate combined spending with another department)

And when forced to account for a 10% budget shortfall here’s how the Democrats balanced the budget:

DAYTON REVENUE:
1 CORP, 2 FED$, 7 INCOME TAX

KELLIHER REVENUE:
4 CORP LOOPHOLE, 4 FED $, 2 INCOME TAX

ENTENZA REVENUE:
3 SHIFTS,  1 INCOME, 1 CORP LOOPHOLE, 1 TAX COMPLIANCE

CUTS/REFORMS: -2 STATE GOVT, -2 HHS

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by James Hamilton on 08/09/2010 - 12:50 pm.

    If I were in a cycnical mood, I’d hazard a guess that Dayton’s targeting construction and public safety labor while Entenza’s focused on teachers, state employees and vets, while MAK is right in the middle.

    (I plan to vote for MAK tomorrow.)

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