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Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, listens while Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing, speaks to a group of Red Wing residents Thursday night at a church in Red Wing. Staff photo by Mike Longaecker

Lawmakers predict pain

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Good news wasn't part of the message delivered by two state lawmakers to a group gathered at a church in Red Wing Thursday evening.

Especially not for people counting on city or school district coffers.

During a session update, Sen. Steve Murphy braced residents for possible consequences of a state deficit some estimate at $7 billion.

"Expect less than what you got last year," the Red Wing Democrat said of education funding.

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