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Published January 07, 2011, 05:19 AM

Legislature wraps up light first week in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A lone legislative panel meets Thursday to discuss education policy as the Legislature's short first week wraps up.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A lone legislative panel meets Thursday

to discuss education policy as the Legislature's short first week

wraps up.

The House Education Reform Committee has the sole hearing

scheduled, mainly to kick off its work for the session that started

Tuesday.

It has been a week devoted to ceremony such as swearing in

lawmakers and procedure like introductory committee meetings and

bringing a large number of new legislators up to speed.

Republicans who took over the Legislature this week have

promised not to hold meetings on Fridays.

More action is expected next week as the first bills are

introduced and the committee machinery begins to crank into gear.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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