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State deficit: $5.2 billion

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ST. PAUL - A historic budget deficit of $5.2 billion faces Minnesota policymakers.

The deficit for the two-year budget that begins July 1 will be $4.8 billion, The Associated Press reported, with the remaining $426 million coming out of the budget in the next six months.


When Gov. Tim Pawlenty took office in 2003, he faced a then-record nearly $4.6 billion deficit.

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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.