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LIVE: Tracking news on Minnesota's budget forecast

Posted at 10:00 AM on December 1, 2011 by Jon Gordon
Filed under: Economy, Taxes, state budget

State finance officials release the latest budget forecast today.

The news is already starting to leak out though. MPR News reporter Tom Scheck says the data, set for release at 11:30 a.m., show, "Minnesota's two year budget is running a surplus of $876 million dollars. The news is somewhat of a surprise, given that many lawmakers have been expecting a budget shortfall."

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Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.