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Former state official Kevin Goodno, a Moorhead native, says Minnesotans should expect more budget problems in the future. As co-chairman of a state budget commission, he said that the state's aging population will result in more health-care program demands and fewer taxes being paid.Photo by Don Davis, St. Paul Capitol Bureau.

Future state budgets expected to be worse

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By Don Davis

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - Legislators have yet to begin balancing the next Minnesota state budget, but already are being warned that the $4.85 billion deficit they face is nothing compared to what is to come in future years.

"The problem, in fact, is going to get worse," ex-state Finance Commissioner Jay Kiedrowski said.

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