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Rep. Howes fears lack of action could kill children

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ST. PAUL -- Rep. Larry Howes was furious as seconds ticked away toward the 2011 Minnesota Legislature's adjournment deadline.

While the Walker Republican's colleagues in the House debated tiny details of a bill funding outdoors and arts programs, senators were not even meeting. For hours on the last day, senators cooled their heels awaiting possible votes.


In essence, Howes said he feared that senators' inaction could result in children dying.

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