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Frederickson likens ’09 budget troubles to those of early ’80s

January 5, 2009
By RON LARSEN Journal Staff Writer

ST. PAUL - When State Sen. Dennis Frederickson first was elected to the state Senate in 1980, he saw duty almost immediately in making tough cuts in unbalanced biennium budgets in 1981, 1982 and 1983. As a result, his view is that the looming $5.2 billion deficit is akin to what the state went through during the early '80s in terms of difficulty, if not in actual dollars needed to resolve the deficit.



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