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Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau Rep. Larry Howes of Walker looks through a report about renovating the state Capitol building Tuesday before the committee he leads approved spending $221 million on the project.

Lawmakers back Capitol fix

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ST. PAUL -- Fixing the Minnesota Capitol building's crumbling outside walls and aging interior won easy approval from a key House committee Tuesday, but funding other public works projects around the state may prove more controversial.

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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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