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Surrounded by union officials, Senate Taxes Chairman Tom Bakk, right, uses a St. Paul news conference to ask Gov. Tim Pawlenty to call a special session to approve a public works bonding bill to put Minnesotans to work sooner. Bakk is also a 2010 DFL candidate for governor. Submitted Photo

Bakk calls for special session for jobs bill

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Construction trades jobs can move the economy, says state Sen. Tom Bakk who on Thursday asked Gov. Tim Pawlenty to call a special session of the Minnesota Legislature.

Bakk, DFL-Cook, sent a letter to Republican Pawlenty on Wednesday suggesting the special session to consider a public works bonding bill sooner than the Feb. 4 start of the 2010 regular session.

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