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Minnesota Budget

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Officials: Fiscal Cliff Would Harm Minn. Economy

Minnesota budget officials say the state’s economy would be hit hard if President Obama and Congress can’t strike a federal debt deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.

12/05/2012

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Water Standard Delayed On Wild Rice Issue

Environmental groups are upset over a provision in Minnesota’s new budget that will delay enforcement of a water quality standard meant to protect the state’s wild rice beds.

07/27/2011

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Lawyers Seek To Block Cuts To Justice System

With state government facing a $6.2 billion budget shortfall, Minnesota lawyers are campaigning to protect the justice system from further cuts.

01/06/2011

Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty addresses supporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting Feb. 19, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

Pawlenty Says He Leaves Minn. With Balanced Budget

Departing Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he will leave Minnesota with a balanced budget, despite a projected $6.2 billion shortfall facing the state after his term ends.

12/02/2010