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Agreement is reached on bonding bill, though veto likely

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty will veto a public works funding bill a House-Senate committee approved Tuesday, a Republican lawmaker told his colleagues.

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The main point of contention is money for a Moose Lake sex offender facility. Pawlenty wants $89 million and the Democratic-controlled Legislature is offering $47.5 million. The total bill would spend almost $1 billion.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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