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Bi-partisan bill signing

A hoot and a high-five from a GOP lawmaker to the DFL governor signaled this is could be a very different legislative session.  Gov. Mark Dayton thanked a group of bipartisan lawmakers for “showing us how to work together and compromise.”  Dayton signed a bill creating alternative pathways to teaching, a bill the teachers union opposed.  The high-fiving Republican Education Chair Rep. Pat Garofalo said “Folks you ain’t seen nothing yet, this governor and this legislature are going to do a lot of good stuff together on education.”  The big test is how much compromise is still ahead with a $5 billion budget shortfall?

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