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Comparing budget plans

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

Highlights of the three 2010-2011 Minnesota state budget plans:

Gov. Tim Pawlenty

-- $1.3 billion cuts, but more public school spending and higher education funding remains the same

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-- No state tax increase, but would borrow $1 billion against tobacco lawsuit settlement proceeds

Senate DFL plan

-- $2.4 billion cuts, 7 percent across the board, but more than $2 billion in federal stimulus money is not yet included

-- $2 billion tax increase, with much coming from the richest Minnesotans, although specifics have not been decided

House DFL plan

-- $843 million in cuts, but education would receive the same funding as in current budget

-- $1.5 billion tax increases; committees to decide specific tax changes

Sources: Governor's office, Senate DFL, House DFL

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