'Bleak' budget outlook adds to worries for local officials
MOORHEAD -- "Bleak" was the word local officials used Wednesday to describe a new budget forecast from the state of Minnesota that promised more dark days ahead for school, county and city budgets.
"It does look pretty bad and pretty bleak," said Clay County Administrator Vijay Sethi, reacting to indications the state's budget deficit, now pegged at $1.2 billion, could grow to $5.4 billion in the 2012-13 biennium.
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