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Got a solution to state's budget mess? Lawmakers want to hear from you

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By Don Davis

and Scott Wente

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL -- Legislators need help.

Minnesota lawmakers are desperate for ideas about how to balance a nearly $5.3 billion budget deficit. So top House Democrats want citizens' ideas.


"Minnesotans are known for pitching in during difficult times," Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis, said. "Now is the time for citizens to send their best ideas to the Capitol."

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