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Bills' experience with the federal government at core of his message


BLOOMINGTON -- Federal government requirements on a home day care center his wife runs illustrate why Kurt Bills wants to be a U.S. senator.

Bills and his wife, Cindy, spend 80 hours preparing their income tax returns.

"Simply put, it takes too long," Bills said. "You have to simplify the tax code so people can run small- and medium-sized businesses."

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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.