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Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau Gov. Tim Pawlenty said late Sunday that he is happy to have reached a budget-balancing deal that does not raise taxes. With him are Senate Minority Leader Dave Senjem and House Minority Leader Kurt Zellers.

Update: Legislators end with a balanced budget

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators knew they were in for a tough year when they arrived at the Capitol on Feb. 4.

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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.