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Legislature: April is for budget; guns and marriage return in May

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature is famous for deciding major issues near the end of each year's session.

Expect 2013 to be no different.


So far, Gov. Mark Dayton has signed just one major bill into law, and eight minor ones, out of 3,172 that the 201 lawmakers have introduced. That means there will be a lot of public and private debate by the Legislature's constitutionally mandated May 20 adjournment date.

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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.