Lawmakers gather Thursday at the Capitol in St. Paul for the beginning of this year's session. Tribune photo by Don Davis
Lawmakers wonder if gambling dollars could go a long way in solving the state's budget woes
Some legislators are considering gambling revenue to balance the Minnesota budget, one of the few surprises Thursday as the 2010 legislation session began.
Legislators' major job is to plug a $1.2 billion hole in the state budget, a budget with nearly 18 months remaining. They also need to look at a much bigger deficit that is likely in the next budget.
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