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Legislature takes overtime to balance budget

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ST. PAUL -- It took more than 10 extra hours, but Minnesota legislators finally finished their most important job of 2010 and went home for the year this morning.

The Housed voted 97-32 and the Senate 52-14 for a bill that covered a nearly $3 billion state budget deficit. The final vote came at 10:30 a.m. today and ended a brief special session called because lawmakers could not meet their midnight deadline.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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