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Don Davis reports for the Minnesota Capitol Bureau of Forum Communications.

Capitol Chatter: U.S. Rep. from Minnesota says debt panel needs to succeed

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ST. PAUL -- U.S. Rep. John Kline says a committee looking into how to deal with the national debt has no choice but to find a solution.


The Minnesota Republican told reporters there is no option because without a bipartisan plan from the panel, Washington will see draconian cuts. "They understand the need to do something because the stakes are so high.

The debt dispute and, closer to home for Kline, working out new education laws illustrate problems Washington faces.

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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.