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Sen. David Tomassoni of Chisholm checks paperwork during Wednesday debate on a series of budget bills. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Funding bills approved, but without full funding

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators rushed through bills funding a bulk of the state budget Wednesday, but without fully paying.

The Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty have not agreed on how to fund part of the budget, leaving tax and spending questions in the 2009 legislative session's final five days.


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