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

Julia Schrenkler

Minnesota Public Radio Interactive Producer

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