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ST. PAUL -- A lobbyist says he regrets how he worded an e-mail that Minnesota's top senator interpreted as calling on city officials to lie.

Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, R-Buffalo, alleges that J.D. Burton, who lobbies for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, breached ethics in an e-mail that advises city officials not tell legislators that they can handle a cut in Local Government Aid, even if the communities already had planned for the cut.

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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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