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Editorial: Our state faces a few budget decisions as deficit needs fixing

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  Minnesota and its Legislature got some tough news Wednesday with the latest state budget forecast showing a $1.1 billion deficit.

 The state will finish the current fiscal year with a $1.3 billion surplus, which will be used to pay back previous borrowing from public schools. Yet one-time budget transfer, higher costs and the slower economic recovery combine for the projected deficit.

 

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