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Legislature approves disaster relief funds

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature overwhelmingly approved disaster-relief funds for 20 counties today during one of the shortest special sessions in recent years.

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The Senate passed the bill 59-0, with eight absentees, followed by the House 127-1 as six members were gone. It took four hours for the formalities, committee meetings, floor debate and the vote.

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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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