New budget forecast just releasedby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio,
Tom Scheck, Minnesota Public Radio
The Minnesota budget deficit is expected to be $4.57 billion over the next two-year budget cycle, down from the previous estimate of $4.85 billion.
Federal stimulus money helped reduce the number. Without the federal help, the deficit would have been $6.4 billion.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio Capitol reporter Tom Scheck about the new budget forecast, which is officially unveiled later this morning.
- Morning Edition, 03/03/2009, 8:25 a.m.
Cathy Wurzer is the host of Morning Edition for MPR News.