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House Majority Leader Tony Sertich of Chisholm says Democrats question changes Gov. Tim Pawlenty made in his latest budget proposal. With Sertich is House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher of Minneapolis. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Minnesota budget outlines emerge

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Minnesota legislators are nearly 11 weeks into their 2009 session, but only now are getting a look at outlines of their main task this year -- writing a two-year budget.


Lawmakers and Gov. Tim Pawlenty have eight weeks left before the mandatory May 18 adjournment deadline to turn those outlines into a fully crafted two-year budget that paves over a $4.6 billion deficit.

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