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House passes bonding bill; headed to Senate

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House this afternoon passed a public works finance bill 99-32 that would spend nearly a half billion dollars on a wide range of projects, ranging from beginning a several-year Capitol building renovation project to fixing college buildings.

Senators could take up the measure later today.

In general, Democrats wanted to spend more money while Republicans preferred less. Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, said his bill is a compromise.

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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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