State officials released a revised budget forecast this morning, including a gap between revenues and projected expenditures that’s 25 percent wider than it was in November. The real gap stands at about $6.4 billion dollars, a near record. Federal stimulus funds, though, are expected to buy down the actual gap to about $4.6 billion. Here’s Read more

12:25: Wrapping up. Minority leader Marty Seifert is waiting in the wings. 12:21: Kelliher has answered all but a handful of a half-hour of questions. She is clearly stepping forward as the DFL’s point person on the budget issue. She also talked about “spending some time” with senior management at General Mills recently, perhaps a Read more