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Sen. Michele Benson of Ham Lake holds her daughter, Claire, while waiting to speak at a news conference defending new Republican lawmakers against Gov. Mark Dayton's remarks saying they understand little about government and care less. Pioneer Photo/ Don Davis

Dayton vetoes bills, freshman GOP respond

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ST. PAUL -- Political sparring around the Minnesota Capitol intensified Wednesday, two days after the Legislature adjourned, as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed bills close to Republican hearts.


At the same time, freshman Republican senators shot back a day after Dayton said they knew little about government and cared even less about it.

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