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Sen. Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka, explains a proposal to require school districts to work together in buying supplies. She joined Gov. Tim Pawlenty and others in making the Wednesday announcement. (Don Davis/St. Paul Bureau)

Pawlenty, lawmakers want to mandate sharing for Minnesota schools

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ST. PAUL -- Schools save money when they combine business-office services, so Gov. Tim Pawlenty and a coalition of state legislators want to require cooperation.


A bill being considered would require many school purchases to be made only from approved vendors that might provide lower prices because they buy in bulk.

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