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In this undated photo, the Minnesota House takes up a debate on same-sex marriage. While lawmakers prepare to return to session on Tuesday, taking up minimum wage and transportation funding discussions, no debate with the drama of the gay marriage issue is expected this year. Forum News Service photo

Session to be short, but full

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ST. PAUL — Expect a minimum wage increase, but no tax increase, when Minnesota legislators return to St. Paul for the year at noon Tuesday.

Expect widespread agreement on borrowing $840 million for public works projects, but not so much agreement on where to spend that money.

Expect movement toward increased long-term care funding, but not a requirement to pay bottle and can deposits.

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