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BRIEFS: House budget bill up

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Budget bill up

Republicans' first stab at balancing the state's $6.2 billion budget deficit is due for a full House vote tonight.

About $200 million of $1 billion in cuts proposed in the bill would come before July 1, with the rest in the next two-year budget cycle.

Democrats failed on Wednesday to send the measure back to be considered by committees, complaining that it was rushed through the process.

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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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