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ST. PAUL - Numerous reports out of Washington indicate that U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar will have a tough time getting his transportation funding bill passed this year.


But one new story indicates the bill is on the right path: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi backs it.

"I am a proponent for bringing up a full transportation bill, which is a great jobs bill..." Roll Call newspaper quotes Pelosi as saying.

That may be just what Oberstar needs in light of other opposition.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.