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Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen, left, and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk announce there will be a disaster relief-only special legislative session Sept. 9. Behind them during the Aug. 21 announcement are Republican leaders Sen. David Hann and Rep. Kurt Daudt. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Special session to focus on disaster aid

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ST. PAUL -- Republicans who essentially set the agenda for a special legislative session said Wednesday that it was more important to repay schools than to overturn a new tax affecting farmers.

So a Sept. 9 Minnesota Legislature special session will only deal with funding disaster recovery, leaving intact a tax that began July 1 on farm implement repairs.

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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.
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