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Capitol Chatter: Baby boomers make state decisions difficult

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ST. PAUL – Baby boomers will make writing the state budget harder, reduce the Minnesota labor force and cause state health care spending to soar, State Demographer Susan Brower said.


“Aging pressure” is how Brower termed the issue.

The demographer said aging boomers will “place new pressures on the state budget, especially in the areas of health and long-term care.”

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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.