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Denny McNamara Viewpoint: Despite deficit, state's economic projections positive

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Recently, state economists released Minnesota's latest budget projections. From my perspective, it is mostly good news.

The numbers show a $1.3 billion surplus for the current biennium which ends June 30, 2013, (which by law will now go to further pay down the "school shift") and a projected $1.1 billion deficit for the two years beginning July 1, 2013.

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