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Sen. Keith Langseth of Glyndon looks over a spreadsheet documenting spending in a public works bill the Senate passed Wednesday. Staff photo by Don Davis - Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Funding bills pass without full funding

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators rushed through bills funding a bulk of the state budget Wednesday, but without fully paying.

The Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty have not agreed on how to fund part of the budget, leaving tax and spending questions in the 2009 legislative session's final five days.


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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.