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State looks to schools for more money


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota schools may be asked, again, to help balance the state budget.

Pawlenty administration officials this morning said they may need to delay more school payments this spring when the state will not have enough money to pay its bills. And while they do not expect to borrow money from outside state government before the end of June, Management and Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson said his department wants a plan to borrow $550 million just in case.

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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.