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Former state official Kevin Goodno, a Moorhead native, says Minnesotans should expect more budget problems in the future. As co-chairman of a state budget commission, he said that the state's aging population will result in more health-care program demands and fewer taxes being paid. Staff photo by Don Davis

Future budgets expected to be worse

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ST. PAUL - Legislators have yet to begin balancing the next Minnesota state budget, but already are being warned that the $4.85 billion deficit they face is nothing compared to what is to come in future years.

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"The problem, in fact, is going to get worse," ex-state Finance Commissioner Jay Kiedrowski said.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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