Senate budget cuts could mean staff layoffs

The Minnesota Senate needs to trim $2.1 million, and MPR says jobs are a likely target. The cuts come as part of the state budget agreement that ended a historic standoff over the summer.
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The Minnesota Senate needs to trim $2.1 million, and MPR says jobs are a likely target. The cuts come as part of the state budget agreement that ended a historic standoff over the summer.

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