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Budget Director Jim Schowalter, left, and Finance Commissioner Tom Hanson inform state legislators Thursday that there still is unknown information about how the federal economic stimulus plan will affect Minnesota. Tribune photo by Scott Wente

Minnesota's $2B jolt if stimulus is OK'd shakes up budget debates

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's ailing state coffers could get a $2 billion jolt from the federal economic stimulus package, but the funding comes with conditions and will complicate Capitol budget talks.


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