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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

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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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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.