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Senate approves public works plan

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ST. PAUL - The march toward confrontation continued Tuesday when senators overwhelmingly passed a public works funding bill $140 million richer than Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants.

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Sen. Keith Langseth said he has no intention of backing down on the legislative session's major bill despite Pawlenty's threats to veto a bill he considers too expensive.

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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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