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Public works projects get House OK


ST. PAUL - Leaky roofs will be fixed, flood prevention measures will be taken and building additions will be constructed if a House-passed public works bill becomes law.

On an 84-45 vote, the House Tuesday night approved a bill funding public works projects across the state. The $255 million measure is a far cry from the $1 billion bills lawmakers passed in the last couple of years.

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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.