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State to delay more school aid


ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Management and Budget department this morning told schools that the state will delay payments to them this spring because of a cash shortage, legislative Democrats say.

There was no immediate confirmation from the Pawlenty administration, but the governor's top finance officials earlier told lawmakers they were considering the payment delays this spring because revenues flowing into the state could fall short of being enough to pay for bills.

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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.