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Announcing a special legislative session on July 19, 2011, Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Zellers look gloomy as they end a government shutdown. Don Davis | Forum News Service

2014 election: DFL vs. GOP state budgets

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ST. PAUL — Pay attention to the Minnesota state budget: There will be a test.

The test comes Nov. 4, 2014, the next general election. That is when voters decide whether to retain Democratic control of the House and governor’s office, or to give Republicans another chance. (Senate seats are not on the ballot until 2016.)


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.