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Redesigning government – or just cutting?

Republican leaders at the Legislature unveiled $1 billion worth of cuts at a news conference Tuesday as they start to address what House Speaker Kurt Zellers called a "pretty insurmountable" $6.2 billion deficit. Cuts, however, are only half of the equation they bandied on the campaign trail.

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First GOP cuts package hits LGA hard

On Tuesday Republican legislative leaders unveiled roughly $1 billion in spending reductions as the first part of their plan to solve the state's $6.2 billion budget deficit. The biggest cut: $286 million in projected spending on aid to counties and municipalities across the state.

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Kelliher is counting on her campaign’s formidable organizing talent

In the days leading up to the DFL state convention in Duluth, the widespread belief was that Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak had established crucial momentum. Of course, that’s not exactly how it played out. Kelliher led on all six ballots and exited the convention center with the party’s backing. Rybak went back to Minneapolis City Hall. In the end, organization trumped charisma. Kelliher earned the party’s nod through months of meticulous planning, a well-executed convention floor plan, loyal support from her fellow House members and a final boost from organized labor.

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