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Capitol Chatter: Single subject a tough sell

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One of the most discussed provisions of the Minnesota Constitution is a requirement that every legislative bill may contain only one subject.


It is a provision similar to constitutions in about 40 other states, but there is no solid definition of “subject.” That means former state Rep. Jim Knoblach, R-St. Cloud, has a tough hill to climb if he expects to stop construction on a new state Senate office building.

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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.