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[Audio] Kalin “Sobered” by MN Economic Forecast

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Minnesota released its economic forecast, Thursday. The state is facing a 5.2 billion dollar deficit over the next two and a half years. Economist predict the state has a $4.8 billion dollar shortfall for the next biennium combined with a $426 million dollar gap now. District 17 B Representative Jeremy Kalin says he is not shocked, but disappointed by the figures.

Are you surprised by the $5.2 billion deficit?

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What needs to be done to balance the budget?

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Do you think Congress needs to step in and help?

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What does this deficit mean for Local Government Aide?

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Who will be hurt the most by the deficit?

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Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s Response to Forecast

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