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Capitol Chatter: Democrats celebrate sending schools more money

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ST. PAUL — Democrats almost were giddy when Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill upping education spending $485 million in the next two years.

Democrat Dayton had pledged to increase education funding in every budget as long as he is governor. For months, House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, called the 2013 legislative session the "education session."

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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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