State Budget Forecast Remains $5 billion with Help from Federal Stimulus Money

Federal stimulus money from Washington provides some relief for Minnesota's deficit problems. The deficit would be 6.4 billion dollars, but thanks to the federal stimulus, Minnesota's deficit is now only 4.57 billion dollars. The federal help eases some of Minnesota's fiscal troubles, but still leaves state legislators with the problem of how to lessen Minnesota's debt. Governor Pawlenty made it clear that he expects to fix the deficit without raising taxes. KFAI's Katey DeCelle reports on the state's budget forecast.

3-3-09


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