Minnesota lawmakers reject proposal to zero-out pubcasting

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Both chambers of the Minnesota State Legislature have voted to restore general fund appropriations for public broadcasting, almost completely rolling back a proposal by Gov. Tim Pawlenty to zero-out $2.015 million in public media subsidies. Differences between House and Senate bills are yet to be reconciled, reports MinnPost’s David Brauer, but the largest cut proposed for pubcasting totals $161,000 over the biennial budget cycle.

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