“Moving Money Around” Won’t Truly Balance Budget Says Rep. Goodwin By Jacob Wheeler | March 25, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Economy/Jobs Subscribe to Economy/Jobs Representative Barbara Goodwin (DFL-Fridley) says the state can’t continue to fix it’s budget problems by “moving money around” as Republicans have proposed with taking money from plan to raid $60 million from the Douglas J Johnson Economic Development Trust Fund. The historic cut would deplete half the fund and use the resources to backfill cuts in programs used throughout different regions of the state. Representative Goodwin says she campaigned on stopping the practice of using budget “shifts” that delayed payments to schools and other entities as a way of balancing the budget. She sees this as more of the same. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.