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Minnesota Sen. Tom Bakk, a DFL gubernatorial candidate, speaks with residents during a campaign stop in Morris on Tuesday.

Gubernatorial candidate wants fences mended

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By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

As chair of the Minnesota Senate Tax Committee, gubernatorial candidate Tom Bakk has plenty of ideas on how he'd like to see lawmakers fix the state's budget shortfall, funding formulas and a stagnant jobs market.


But like the carpenter he is, Bakk believes a major repair job is needed first: Mending the fractured relationship that currently exists between the governor's office and the state Legislature.

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