Release of the November state budget forecast on Thursday, Dec. 5, showed a projected $1 billion budget surplus.
Ramsey’s tax levy could be increasing in 2014 because of a higher debt service payment for the municipal center project, but the general fund budget is decreasing and the Ramsey City Council can continue to look at ways to decrease the levy by the time it votes on final numbers in December.
With the periodic adjustments in state and federal funding, the St. Francis School District 15 needed to revise its budget.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s revised budget is much improved over his initial budget of January.