Frederickson discusses challenges facing 2010 state legislative session.


The second year of Minnesota’s fiscal biennium is supposed to focus on one major area – capital investment.

While the capital in-vestment portion of the session is still on the docket, there is another issue Minnesota legislators are going to have to address early on in the 2010 session.

That issue, said Dis-trict 20 Sen. Dennis Frederickson, is balancing the budget.

“The state budget for this biennium has a $1.2 billion deficit,”?said Frederickson, adding it is going to be a big struggle to rebalance the budget without tax increases.

(For the rest of this story, see the print edition of the Redwood Gazette.)