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Capitol notebook: GOP wants to cut 5,000 jobs to save millions

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Republicans hope to cut 15 percent of state government jobs, nearly 5,000 positions, by 2015 in an effort to save $369 million in the next two-year budget and $696 million in the next budget.

In a Monday meeting, Democrats said that state workers should not be punished. However, Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, said he sees things differently.

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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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