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Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, a Democrat from Minneapolis, briefs reporters Tuesday after meeting with other legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Pawlenty regarding the state budget deficit. Pawlenty earlier in the day vetoed a DFL bill that called for increasing taxes on the state's higher earners. Tribune photo by Don Davis

As time running out to balance budget, lawmakers weighing up proposal to delay school funds

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are trying to decide if they can live with a $3 billion budget-balancing solution based on spending cuts and delaying payments to schools.


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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.