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Sen. Tony Lourey of Kerrick listens during a Senate health committee meeting Monday. Two hours earlier, senators passed his bill to establish a health insurance marketplace.(Don Davis/Forum News Service)

Back to operating room: Minn. nurses and hospitals differ on staffing numbers

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ST. PAUL -- Nurses and the Minnesota Hospital Association appeared to have stitched together a deal late last week on a proposal that originally would have required specific nurse staffing levels.


But on Monday, it was back to the operating room to work on a state legislative bill that would study the relationship between the number of nurses on a hospital staff and patient care.

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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.