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Minnesota representatives are spending a lot of time at their House chamber desks these days during long debates on funding bills and rushing through a variety of other bills. The Legislature must adjourn May 18.

State economic development funding dips

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota's economic development programs fall victim to the state budget deficit.

"We cut, we cut, we cut," Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, said. "We can't create jobs when we are cutting, but we did the best that we could. ... I wish I had a lot better bill, but I had to cut."

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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.
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