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Jobs bill heads to gov.


ST. PAUL -- Up to 12,000 people could find new jobs in small businesses, rejuvenating historic buildings and other Minnesota business segments, supporters of a Legislature-passed jobs bill claim.

"People are waiting for this to happen," House Tax Chairwoman Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, said during Monday debate.

Lenczewski said the bill could send 5,000 to 12,000 people back to work in a tough economy.

The House passed the bill 112-20 and the Senate 58-3.

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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.