By Eric Roper
With Minnesota's state government shutdown having begun July 1, here's a look at the vital numbers as the state tries to erase a $5 billion deficit:
$30 billion - State spending the last two years [ending June 30, 2011], not including one-time federal stimulus dollars and shifted education funds
$32.4 billion - State spending the last two years [ending June 30, 2011], including one-time federal stimulus dollars but not shifted education funds
$34 billion - State economist projection of total state revenue for next two years
$34 billion - Republican budget, vetoed by Gov. Dayton
$36 billion - Gov. Dayton's second budget offer in May 2011
$37 billion - Gov. Dayton's detailed February 2011 recommendation
$39 billion - Forecasted cost of state government the next two years [through June 30, 2013]
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