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Minnesota faces battle over how to balance $6.2 billion deficit

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans should not feel an impact from a growing state budget deficit, at least not for a few months.

When legislators return to the Capitol on Jan. 4, they will debate the next two-year budget and an issue that does matter to Minnesotans: raising taxes vs. cutting state programs.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.