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What price should be placed on Minnesota Capitol security?

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No one disagrees that officials and visitors in the Minnesota Capitol complex should be safe, but there is disagreement about the cost.


A proposal a state committee is considering would increase costs for security around 17 Capitol complex buildings from $9 million in the current two-year budget to nearly $17 million in the next one.

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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.