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Budget action scarce, but leaders optimistic

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ST. PAUL -- The bottom line: Stay tuned.

Thursday was a busy day in the State Capitol, but those dealing with the state budget deficit reported little progress. That will have to wait until today, Saturday or Sunday, the final days left to take action in the 2010 legislative session.

Still, things were hopping:

E Union, faith and non-profit organizations rallied to encourage policymakers to increase taxes to pay for programs ("do the right thing," they chanted).

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