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Minnesota’s budget fight heads to Main Street

For five months DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and the GOP-controlled Legislature sparred at the Capitol over how to eliminate the state’s $5 billion budget deficit. But with the legislative session concluded and no end to the budget impasse in sight, the debate will now move beyond St. Paul as legislators face constituents in their home districts.

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Shoving match over LGA

State lawmakers have made extensive cuts in aids and credits to local governments as a means of coping with multibillion-dollar budget deficits in recent years. And in view of the $6.2 billion budget deficit for 2012-13, more cuts to local government aid are looming. That specter is creating a surprising amount of factionalizing between business groups in different regions of the state.

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Senate Republicans release committee rosters

Lobbyists who have been waiting on pins and needles for the House and Senate to release their committee rosters got an early holiday present on Wednesday, when the Senate GOP sent out a final list of Republican names that will make up the majority in the chamber's 16 committees next year.

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