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Senate bill would end JOBZ

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ST. PAUL - A Senate tax bill Minnesota senators may consider Friday would stop Gov. Tim Pawlenty's Job Opportunity Building Zone program, his top rural economic priority.

JOBZ would accept no new businesses after May 1 under the bill introduced Wednesday. The program reduces taxes on businesses that move or expand in rural areas.

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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.
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