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Rep. Larry Howes of Walker was one of only a few Republicans on Monday to vote for a bill cutting $313 million out of the state budget. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Fighting intense over scarce funds

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ST. PAUL -- The fight for increasingly scarce state money is getting heated.

As lawmakers approved trimming Minnesota spending by $313 million Monday, rural and urban representatives fought over some of the remaining money.


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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.