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House upholds Pawlenty veto of health program for poor


ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House upheld Gov. Tim Pawlenty's veto of a health-care program for Minnesota's poorest residents Monday, allowing negotiations on the subject to continue.

Representatives sustained the veto 86-47, with 90 needed to override, but they immediately took another vote that leaves it available for future action.

Senators already voted to override the veto.

Last week, just nine House members opposed the bill that Pawlenty quickly vetoed.

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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.