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Don Davis/ State Capitol Bureau Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington ponders an email Tuesday. With him are Reps. John Kriesel of Cottage Grove, left, and Denny McNamara of Hastings.

GOP Legislature votes to reduce college funding

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers voted to cut $300 million from college and university spending as they craft a state budget while plugging a $5 billion deficit.

Opponents of the Republican-written bill said some campuses are threatened and up to 1,500 higher education workers could lose their jobs if the bill becomes law.

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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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