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Kent Eken, left, and Paul Marquart talk issues at a town hall forum in DL. Nathan Bowe/Tribune

Marquart, Eken: Of gay marriage, taxes, min. wage

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With Democrats in control of the Minnesota Legislature and governor’s chair, talking budget and taxes was almost a pleasure for Rep. Paul Marquart and Sen. Kent Eken, both DFLers.


After all, not too long ago they were in the minority in a Republican-controlled Legislature, trying to fend off constitutional initiatives on gay marriage and absentee voting — and watching established programs like the Homestead Tax Credit come to an inglorious end.

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