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Minnesota Budget Woes Familiar to Wisconsin
By Laura McCallum
Friday, February 21, 2003, 12:00am
Wisconsin isn't alone in its budget woes. Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty this week proposed a budget that eliminates a projected $4.2 billion deficit without raising taxes. Unlike the budget proposed by Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, Governor Pawlenty's proposal would increase state spending by about a billion dollars. But he would make deep cuts in aid to local governments and higher education, and rein in the growth in health and human services programs. Laura McCallum of Minnesota Public Radio reports.