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Easy come easy go: projected state surplus is already spent

After years of budget deficits, the state appears to be enjoying some rare good news. The Minnesota budget forecast shows $323 million more than expected. But even as it's released, state budget officials warn years of I.O.U.s now need to be paid.
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After years of budget deficits, the state appears to be enjoying some rare good news. The Minnesota budget forecast shows $323 million more than expected. But even as it's released, state budget officials warn years of I.O.U.s now need to be paid.

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