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Outdoors, arts funding bill victim of time

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ST. PAUL - Time expired on the 2011 Minnesota legislative session before the House could vote on a bill to provide $450 million in sales tax proceeds for arts, clean water, outdoor projects and parks and trails.

After earning quick passage in the Senate Monday afternoon, the House debated the so-called legacy bill heatedly before temporarily voting to send the bill back to negotiators for further work Monday night.

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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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