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Senators reject taking Twin Cities money

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators blasted an idea to take $95 million a year from Twin Cities transit programs to fund school bus programs around the state, but leaned toward considering school buses as part of the transit system.

"Education needs to get their own money," Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, told bill sponsor Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar.

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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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