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Published October 12, 2009, 09:42 AM

Quarterly Look at Minnesota State Finances Due

It's time for the state's latest checkbook balancing. A quarterly economic report due Monday shows how well revenue has kept pace with projections.

It's time for the state's latest checkbook balancing.

A quarterly economic report due Monday shows how well revenue has kept pace with projections.

The update sheds light on income, corporate, sales and other taxes the state collects.

Among the items worth watching in the July-through-September figures is how motor vehicle sales taxes fared. The popular "Cash for Clunkers" program drove up car sales during that period, but taxes on those purchases make up only a tiny part of the state revenue picture.

One thing not covered by the report is spending by the state.

The next full accounting won't come until late November.

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