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Propane aid begins Minn. legislative session

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators opened their 2014 session today battling the polar vortex.


With the session starting at noon, the House plans to provide a $20 million boost to Minnesotans struggling to pay heating costs this winter. No opposition surfaced in two unofficial committee hearings before the session launched, and House leaders planned to overturn rules so they could pass the bill today without official committee action first.

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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.