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Rep. Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth, talks about his Health and Human Services budget proposal before debate at the state Capitol on Monday. (Danielle Killey/Forum News Service)

House debates health bill; hospital impact unknown


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state representatives were prepared to approve a health-care spending bill late Monday or early today without knowing how it would affect hospitals around the state.

Highlighting debate was an amendment by Rep. Will Morgan, DFL-Burnsville, that the Democrat-controlled House put on the overall bill Monday night to change how funding would be distributed to hospitals.

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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.