State Budget Director Margaret Kelly tells reporters Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in St. Paul that there are savings in health care programs in the Minnesota state budget that ends June 30. (Forum Communications photo by Don Davis)
UPDATED: State deficit pegged at $1.1 billion, more if Washington fails
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s budget will face a $1.1 billion shortfall, state officials announced today, but that number could grow to $2.8 billion if Congress and the president fail to solve a federal budget problem.
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