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Legislators' reactions to state surplus are mixed

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Some area lawmakers would like to see part of the state’s projected $876 million surplus used for property tax relief. Others expect there will be little or no cash left after Minnesota’s cash flow account and reserve funds are replenished.


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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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