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Lawmakers try to play straight with Legacy proceeds

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ST. PAUL -- It is temping to use newly available sales tax money to help plug a nearly $1 billion state budget deficit, but arts and outdoors groups who are getting the money say legislators and Gov. Tim Pawlenty are trying to play by the rules.

With a $5 billion budget deficit projected for the upcoming biennium, those organizations say they expect their oversight has just begun.

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