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Capitol Notebook: Two bright spots in otherwise nasty political time

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ST. PAUL -- This year will go down as one of the most contentious in Minnesota government history, so exceptions to that attitude are notable.


The first exception started out as yet another controversy.

Several days ago, news reports indicated that the state had stopped paying for military honor guards at veterans' funerals. The funding cut apparently slipped by all the top officials as political leaders this spring and summer debated a $34 billion, two-year budget.

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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.