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Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau Carpenter Tim Stender tells reporters Tuesday that Gov. Mark Dayton's bonding bill is good news for construction workers. Behind him are Dayton (left) and Commissioner Jim Schowalter of Minnesota Management and Budget.

Dayton proposes bill

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ST. PAUL -- Attacks on Gov. Mark Dayton's public works spending proposal came from both sides, starting Tuesday even before he finished announcing his $775 million plan.

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Republicans said he wants to spend too much. Democrats praised the amount, but the Legislature's most experienced bonding expert said his fellow DFLer did not divide the money wisely.

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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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