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Budget reaction far different 3 months later

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators and the governor were thrilled with a $2.2 billion state budget surplus.

Finally, property tax relief, education and health programs would be funded adequately. Many Republicans talked about rebates and Democrats were happy that they would have some money for their pet programs.

That was last November.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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