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Bills Cut $36 Million From University Budget

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The state Legislature passed two different versions of a budget bill Monday, both of which would cut more than $36 million from the University of Minnesota.

Lawmakers have long expected to make the cuts, which were proposed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty in February to close a nearly $1 billion deficit for the rest of this budget period.

Even so, lawmakers said the cuts were difficult to make.

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