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GAMC deal notwithstanding, governor and Legislature not bonding over bonding bill

When we caught up with House Capital Investment chair Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, after this morning's Finance Committee hearing, she summed up the continuing back-and-forth between the two sides this way: "I'm growing increasingly pessimistic over the chances that we will get to a point where the governor will sign a bonding bill without line-item vetoes. It's beginning to seem outside the realm of possibility."

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Pawlenty seeks longer sentences for sex offenders

Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants to double prison terms for the state's most serious sex offenders. Under a proposal unveiled by Pawlenty on Tuesday, individuals convicted of first degree criminal sexual conduct would face a presumptive sentence of 25 years in prison, up from 12 years under current guidelines.

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