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Rep. Morrie Lanning of Moorhead tells a House committee Monday that the first steps to eliminate poverty in Minnesota do not have to be costly. Looking on is Rep. Carlos Mariani of St. Paul. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Lawmakers look at cheap ways to end poverty

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators face a dilemma: Can they spend money from a tight budget to eliminate poverty by 2020?


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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.