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Republicans to state workers: 'No Christmas in June' - cut $200 million by end of year


ST. PAUL -- Republicans who control the Minnesota Legislature say they want $200 million cut from the budget that ends June 30.

Chairwoman Mary Liz Holberg of the House Ways and Means Committee said a bill being introduced today is designed in part to end what she called "Christmas in June," a state government tradition of spending down what is left in an agency's budget as the budget cycle ends.

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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.