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State senator's decision to stop federal aid upsets Dayton


ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says a single state senator is preventing Minnesotans from receiving $25 million in health care.

Dayton this morning criticized Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, for blocking the state from getting federal funds for programs ranging from regulating water wells to those that would keep elderly Minnesotans in their homes longer.

The Democratic governor called Hann's action "undemocratic and unconscionable."

Hann had no immediate comment.

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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.