Armchair state spending: How would you use Minnesota's new budget?

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Forget the weather, all attention is on Minnesota’s new budget forecast today.  Why? It is anticipated to show a $1 billion surplus.

How would you work with Minnesota’s general fund money? Which state services would you focus on: schools, health care, prisons? Would you roll back fees or try to maintain a secure, stable safety net for changes in the economy?

On MPR’s Midday 11/29/06, “Some of the lawmakers who hold the purse strings discuss their plans for that money.”  Tune in or catch the audio archive where Key lawmakers discuss the budget forecast

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Julia Schrenkler

Minnesota Public Radio Interactive Producer

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