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Bill tweaks proposed amendment on lawmaker pay


ST. PAUL - Minnesota representatives approved a bill to clarify a constitutional amendment about legislators' pay that voters will consider in 2016.

The proposed constitutional amendment, which passed last year, will carry the title "Remove lawmakers' power to set their own pay" under the bill by Rep. Jason Metsa, D-Virginia, which passed 69-63. Sen. Kent Eken, D-Twin Valley, is the Senate sponsor.

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