Budget cuts: $355 million in all, with health and human services programs taking the biggest hit.

Budget reserves: Drained by half a billion dollars to help resolve the budget shortfall.

Corporate taxes: A long-debated tax break for overseas operations was narrowed, raising more than $100 million.

Foreclosures: In addition to various bipartisan steps to help troubled homeowners, a bill to delay foreclosures and require lenders to renegotiate mortgages passed narrowly, but faces a possible veto.

Health care reform: No sweeping overhaul, but first-step legislation was enacted that will start to change the way doctors are paid, offer patients more information on cost and quality of care, and promote healthy lifestyles. Coverage will be extended to about 12,000 more Minnesotans.

JOBZ: An effort failed that would have capped enrollment in an economic development program that gives expanding businesses tax breaks. But Pawlenty's proposal to extend the program also was rejected.

Light rail: The much anticipated Central Corridor line connecting downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis was imperiled when Pawlenty vetoed it from an earlier borrowing plan. But it got back on track with $70 million in the final agreement.

Local government aid: DFLers pressed for more state dollars to support local government services. The final agreement provides $60 million.

Mall of America: A plan to subsidize a $2 billion expansion was scaled back, relying on sales, amusement and food and beverage taxes at the mall itself and a lodging tax Bloomington can impose citywide.

Polar Bear exhibit: Left out in the cold after earlier bonding bill vetoes, the Como Zoo favorites got $300,000 in the end.

Property tax cap: A Pawlenty priority, it will limit cities and counties to 3.9 percent increases in their levies for three years.

Property tax relief: An additional $25 million in direct refunds.

State park: The first new state park in 40 years, on the shores of Lake Vermilion in northeastern Minnesota, was provided with $20 million for land acquisition and planning. Local governments will be compensated for the loss of tax base.

Seat belts: The effort to make not buckling up a primary offense failed again.

School funding: Schools will get a $51 per-pupil boost, with the money coming from unused funds in Pawlenty's Q Comp merit pay program for teachers.

Tax enforcement: Gives the Revenue Department $7 million to go after individuals and businesses not paying all the taxes they owe, which officials expect to produce $21 million more for the state next year.

Teen drivers: New restrictions on late-night driving and on the number of passengers are on the way for the newest drivers.

Veterans' nursing home: Another Pawlenty priority, the nursing facility at the Minneapolis Veterans Home received funding in the end.

Veterans' tax breaks: A number of new and expanded ones for vets and members of the military, including a $750 credit for long-term and disabled veterans and a doubled credit for time spent deployed overseas.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.