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Among legislative proposals aimed at helping the unemployed is one by DFL Rep. Tom Rukavina of Virginia, left, that would give employers state aid to supplement employees' wages or to hire more workers. That state assistance could be hard to come by this year as the Legislature faces a $4.6 billion state budget deficit. Pioneer Photo/Scott Wente

Minnesota Legislature: Budget limits efforts for unemployed

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature is looking for ways to help unemployed workers, a task made tougher given its own economic challenges.


As the ranks of out-of-work Minnesotans swell, legislators say more should be done to assist people without a paycheck.

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