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Rep. Melissa Hortman of Brooklyn Park, sitting in as House speaker, shows something on her cellphone to Rep. Denny McNamara of Hastings as the 2013 Legislature neared an end. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

South Washington County lawmakers give session mixed grades

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Local lawmakers assigned mixed grades to the recently completed legislative session.

Sen. Katie Sieben and Rep. Dan Schoen, Democrats whose party controls the Legislature, gave the budget and other work high marks. They pointed to increased school spending and added funding to support all-day kindergarten statewide as the chief highlight of the session.


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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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