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MnDOT decision riles rural lawmakers, and Murphy in particular


ST. PAUL -- Some rural Minnesota legislators are furious that the state skimmed the first $100 million from a new federal highway program to fill a Twin Cities' transportation funding hole.

Lawmakers became riled when they discovered this week that the first money available from a federal highway construction program Congress approved late last year will help fill a $300 million gap for Twin Cities projects.

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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.