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GOP budget $3 billion less than Dayton's


ST. PAUL -- Senate Republicans say they want to spend $34.3 billion in the next two years, about the same as in the current budget.

While big cuts will be needed in some spending areas, it appears local government aids would not sustain cuts as deep as many expected.

House Republicans will release their overall budget outline later today, and it is expected to be very similar to the Senate plan.

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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.