Objection overruled: State court workers, public defenders, hit hard by budget cuts
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's top politicians and the state's most experienced policymakers worked late into the night and arose early day after day for much of the past month, successfully filling a $935 million hole in the state budget.
They argued, cajoled and, in the end, compromised.
They succeeded in plugging the budget gap, but at the same time they succeeded in crafting a budget deal that will affect relatively few Minnesotans.
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