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Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton was critical of Republicans in this press conference marking the end of the legislative session. He said at the time that the session featured conservative Republicans thinking that compromise was having things their way. The governor is pushing for more civility in 2013, as questions linger about the state budget. Forum Communications photo

Minn. lawmakers wonder if civility will reign in effort to keep budget in check

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s taxpayer-supported budget rose from $638,623 in 1962-63 to $35 billion in the current two-year cycle, and now Minnesotans and a new crop of lawmakers are wondering what the state’s new budget number will be.


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