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Editorial: The state's budget deficit is one big challenge

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This state is facing the mother of all deficits -- at least by Minnesota standards.

The budget deficit is projected to total nearly $6 billion. That is a very big number.

How big? Well, here are few perspectives from our state capitol bureau story Wednesday.

- The state could cut 40 percent of its general education funding in order to balance the budget and eliminate the projected deficit.

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