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Commissioner Steve Sviggum of Minnesota Management and Budget announces Thursday that Minnesota's budget deficit will grow, but the state should not need to make cuts this month.

State budget deficit grows, but local governments spared cuts for this month


ST. PAUL - Minnesota cities and schools will not need to help plug a state budget gap this month, but the state faces a major budget deficit as lawmakers prepare to decide on spending and revenue for the next two years.

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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.