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Senate Minority Leader David Hann of Eden Prairie reacts to Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal during a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. "Get ready for more taxes," he said. With him is House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt of Crown. Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killy

Devil's in the details: Commissioner says plan starts to dig out of deficit

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The Dayton administration says it hopes the governor's budget proposal helps Minnesota turn the table on a series of deficits.

"The last decade has been a very difficult one," Commissioner Jim Schowalter of Minnesota Management and Budget said, both for government officials and the public.

Lawmakers and governors have dealt with budget deficits for most of that decade. One deficit topped $6 billion.

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