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Rep. Paul Marquart listens to testimony Wednesday during a House committee hearing on taxes. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Planned public hearing turns into partisan debate

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ST. PAUL -- A couple hundred Minnesotans jammed into a House committee room Wednesday, many expecting to tell representatives their views on Gov. Mark Dayton's tax increase.

Just three got the chance, with committee members taking up most of the hearing debating partisan issues.

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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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