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Budget notes: Bars may buy alcohol again

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Bits and pieces from the Minnesota budget debate and government shutdown:

-- A bill legislators passed early Wednesday allows bars and restaurants with expired liquor-buying permits to continue to make alcohol purchases until July 31. Many businesses that sell alcoholic drinks report that their "buyer's card" expired during the shutdown.

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-- No late fee will be charged to obtain a state-issued license, permit or registration.

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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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