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Viewpoint: Legislature's plan: what people wanted

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In 2009, the State Legislature approached the historic budget deficit and economic crisis by looking at each budget cut, each spending option and each revenue raiser as we considered budget options to ensure Minnesota's short and long-term economic recovery. The session ended with the governor's signature on our budget finance bills (with some line-item vetoes), but not the revenue bills. As a result of the governor's vetoes there's a gap of $2.7 billion.

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