$4.3 billion transportation bill passes
The Minnesota Senate and House needed little time to approve a $4.3 billion transportation funding compromise.
The Monday votes keep transportation just below current spending, and do not cut State Patrol operations. The House approved the measure 103-30; senators followed with a 63-4 tally.
House Minority Leader Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, said he expects Gov. Tim Pawlenty to sign the measure.
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