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State Economist Tom Stinson stands by a poster Wednesday displaying data that show higher revenues are expected in Minnesota despite an expected budget deficit. State officials announced a $1.1 billion budget shortfall, but warned that number could grow to $2.8 billion if Congress and the president fail to solve a federal budget problem by the end of the year. Forum Communications photo by Don Davis

Minnesota officials project billion-dollar plus budget shortfall

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s budget future includes uncertainty, spending cuts and tax increase proposals.

Especially uncertainty.


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