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Lobbyists watch committee hearings on televisions in a Minnesota Capitol hallway at mid-day Monday, May 12, 2014. Most action in the Capitol is happening later in the day as negotiations on major remaining bills occurs then in the last week of this year's legislative session. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Dayton would veto bonding over fire sprinkler provision

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton dropped a legislative bombshell Monday when he announced that he is willing to give up $846 million in public works projects around Minnesota if legislators insist on overturning a state requirement for fire sprinklers in larger new homes.


"I will veto the bonding bill if it has that provision in it," Dayton said. "I will not let them ram it down my throat."

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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.