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Rep. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa tells reporters on Wednesday that special elections such as some school districts are holding next week cost taxpayers more money than if districts put levy votes in general elections. With him is Phil Krinkie of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Lawmakers seek to limit school levy votes

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ST. PAUL - More than 100 Minnesota school districts will ask voters to approve paying $900 million more property taxes next week in an election some Republican lawmakers say was scheduled to favor passage.

"This is not good for democracy," Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, said Wednesday.

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