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State Legislature briefs: Green jobs promoted

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ST. PAUL - A group of Minnesota legislators says 70,000 Minnesotans could hold clean-energy jobs if lawmakers approve a list of recommendations.

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The legislators say 50,000 so-called "green jobs" would be retained and 20,000 added - with $15 billion added to the state's economy by 2020.

Among the recommendations is to establish a "green enterprise authority" to help new and existing energy businesses.

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