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15 December 2010

Solving the New State Budget Deficit

For the week of December 19th, 2010

Guest: Laura Kalambokidis, Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Economics, and an economist with the University of Minnesota Extension Service

Issues: Lessons from the last budget deficit; Long term spending issues; How lawmakers might broaden the tax base to raise revenue; Where Minnesota ranks on income and business taxes and why those numbers can be deceiving; Why politicians aren’t listening to experts on budget issues; What is ‘fair’ taxation?

Part 1

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