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City budget approved with little controversy


Something was missing from the 2013 city of Minneapolis budget: Turmoil.

Compared to recent years, the City Council dealt with taxpayer backlash and vocal protests over funding cuts.

This time around, the City Council was able to quickly and unanimously pass through a 1.7 percent tax levy increase on Dec. 12. Council members offered relatively few amendments to Mayor R.T. Rybak’s recommended budget, which he offered in September.

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