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Higher bus fares opposed

Transit supporters have lined up Twin Cities residents who depend on buses to testify at a series of legislative hearings.

Lawmakers at the Wednesday and Thursday meetings will hear commuters seeking more transit funds, with testimony coming at a time when the Metropolitan Council is considering increasing fares.

"I don't see a reason to buy another one," Robynne Curlee of St. Paul said about a car. "And I can afford one here."

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.