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Editorial: State deficit to hit cities outstate

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Minnesota faces a $1.2 billion projected state budget deficit. Citizens should not expect to see a quick resolution to this growing challenge.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he will not call a special session to deal with the budget, but is consider-ing an emergency unallotment plan that would hit cities again and even K-12 funding.

The Minnesota Legislature does not meet until early February and will not likely take immediate action.

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