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Senate bill designed to spur innovation

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ST. PAUL -- County officials say state government too often ties their hands, which costs taxpayers.

"Allow those who are working in the trenches to share ideas," Beltrami County Administrator Tony Murphy requested in a recent Senate committee meeting.

Those ideas may not always match state bureaucrats' ideas of how things should be done, but they may be better, he said.

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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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