Monday, January 22, 2007

Jeffer's over/under number looks pretty good

Posted by Craig Westover | 6:13 PM |  

Back in November, the Pioneer Press ran this little blurb --

Fantasy Budgeting

Maybe it’s her experience with poker-night promotions at her bar, Stub and Herb’s, or it could be her experience running against Gov. Tim Pawlenty in the Republican primary. Whatever her inspiration, the ever-feisty Sue (I’m not done with politics just yet) Jeffers has set the inside betting line on the “over/under” for 2007 biennial budget – $34.5 billion.

Today Gov. Pawlenty issued his budget number -- $34.4 billion. With Democrats in the legislature, the "over" looks pretty good. If the smoking ban kills Stubb & Herb's, Jeffers has a future in the bookie business -- if not state government.

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