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Analysis: The art of building a bill in Minn. Legislature

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By Don Davis

Forum News Service

ST. PAUL — You can just see the commercial: “State Rep. Michael Beard refused to vote for a bill giving Minnesota’s transportation system a much-needed $50 million boost.”


Such commercials deliver only part of the story. Apart from being part of campaigns, the advertisements also illustrate how bills are compiled.

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