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Sen. David Hann tells reporters Tuesday that he blocked state use of federal funds, for now at least, so he could get more information about how they were going to be spent.

State senator's questions pause federal spending

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ST. PAUL -- A state senator says he blocked spending $60 million of

federal health program money in Minnesota because he did not have enough


information about how the money would be spent.

"It is my intention to give every federal grant scrutiny," Sen. David

Hann, R-Eden Prairie, said Tuesday after Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton

scolded him for blocking spending that would improve Minnesotans'


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