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Republicans quickly reject Dayton's bonding plan

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ST. PAUL -- Republican legislative leaders took little time to reject Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton's plan to fund public works projects.

"We are saying 'no' to a bonding bill unless it is an emergency," said Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, who leads the House committee dealing with the issue.

A GOP spokesman later Monday said that the only public works bill acceptable would be to fund natural disasters such as floods that weather officials last week predicted statewide.

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