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Lawmakers wade through more than 8,000 bills

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By Marisa Helms

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - Rep. Tom Rukavina has introduced 66 bills during the current two-year legislative session, including at least one he knew would go nowhere.

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It's a common story in the Minnesota Legislature.

Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, submitted a measure that would have reversed a St. Louis County ruling against a childhood friend. When he introduced it, Rukavina said he "wasn't serious" about the bill.

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