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Legislature should slow down after LTV hearing

ST. PAUL -- After a busy week full of LTV-legislation hearings, the Legislature will wind down a little bit, as it absorbs the governor's proposal. Gov. Jesse Ventura was expected to release his budget proposal on Tuesday, allowing legislators to...

ST. PAUL -- After a busy week full of LTV-legislation hearings, the Legislature will wind down a little bit, as it absorbs the governor's proposal.
Gov. Jesse Ventura was expected to release his budget proposal on Tuesday, allowing legislators to gauge how their bills will fare if they get to the governor's desk.
Besides budget talk, higher education, gaming limits and DWI laws will be the buzz around the Capitol.
Here's some of what's happening this week:
Wednesday:
A bill to lower the legal alcohol limit will be heard by the Senate Crime Prevention Committee. The author, Sen. Leo Foley, DFL-Coon Rapids, aims to lower the blood-alcohol level from 0.10 to 0.08 for DWI offenses.
MnSCU Chancellor Morrie Anderson will give the Senate Higher Education Budget Division an overview of the MnSCU system.
Thursday:
All-day interviews for positions on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.
The House Crime Prevention Committee will hear a gaming and fishing bill authored by Republican Bill Hass. The Champlin legislator seeks to establish penalties and restitution values for gross overlimit violations of fish and game laws. The House Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee moved the bill to the crime committee last week.
Friday
All-day interviews for positions on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.
Yudof will present the University of Minnesota's budget to the House Higher Education Finance Committee.
Megan Boldt is the legislative correspondent in St. Paul for Murphy McGinnis Newspapers.

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