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Sen. Kathy Saltzman of Woodbury on Tuesday announces that her subcommittee will look into a loophole in Minnesota law that bans charter schools from owning buildings. Also pictured is Eugene Piccolo, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools executive director, who said his group is open to more accountability. Tribune photo by Don Davis

DFL senator seeking charter school building action

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ST. PAUL -- A key legislator wants to crack down on Minnesota charter school-related organizations that build schools with public money but without public oversight.

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Sen. Kathy Saltzman, DFL-Woodbury, plans a Monday subcommittee hearing on the topic that she calls "troubling transactions."

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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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