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Legislators, protesters, lobbyists and children on field trips jammed the Minnesota Capitol rotunda Monday, a week before lawmakers must adjourn for the year. However, several bills funding state programs remained stalled. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

DFL pushes bill to keep agencies funded

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators moved Monday night to make sure state agencies can spend money even if lawmakers do not agree on a budget.

Senators passed the measure 45-19,with Democrats favoring it and Republicans generally opposed. The House is expected to vote on it later this week.

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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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