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Discussion on Minnesota bonding bill hits big roadblock

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ST. PAUL -- A disagreement about how money should be divided between the state's two public college and university systems put the brakes on a public works funding bill minutes before Thursday night debate was to begin.

Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, said Gov. Mark Dayton threatened to veto the bill if spending in the two systems was not closer to being balanced.

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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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