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Bakk on Session ’13: ‘An honest budget’

As DFL legislative leaders prepare for the start of session next Tuesday, fixing the state’s general fund budget – $1.1 billion in deficit, and plagued by a decade’s worth of patchwork repairs – is the job that’s most on the minds of DFL Senate Majority Leader-elect Tom Bakk.

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Session 2013: The chance of a lifetime

A week or so after the election, one normally judicious DFL legislator offered PIM a prediction that could prove rash: Whatever may come of the 2013 legislative session, he said, Capitol watchers will not see the kind of open in-fighting and bouts of paralysis that marked Republicans’ fractious two-year tenure at the reins of the Minnesota Legislature.

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