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Capitol Chatter: Majority leader, speaker control Legislature

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ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesotans may not understand why there has been all the fuss about Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch resigning, but that position and that of the House speaker are very powerful.

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When it comes to passing legislation, in a large part they decide what bills have a chance to reach the governor's desk. In other words, they have veto power before the governor does.

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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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