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Column: State Senate plan would restore tax fairness

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As most people are aware, the Senate and the governor have taken very different approaches to resolving Minnesota's $6.4 billion budget deficit.

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The governor's plan focuses on using one-time money, accounting shifts, and borrowing against future state revenues to fill the budget gap. Additionally, his patchwork proposal will increase local property taxes by $624 million and leave a $2.6 billion budget shortfall for the next two years.

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