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Capitol Chatter: Let the state budget debate begin, but gently

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ST. PAUL — No one expected Minnesota Democratic legislators to fully agree with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal, and they were right.


Not even Dayton thought all would be rosy: “I don’t expect this to be popular because we are trying to make up a $1 billion deficit.”

Democrats were careful to avoid sounding too critical.

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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.