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House OKs teacher layoff rules, despite looming veto

A bill that would end seniority-based teacher layoffs passed through the Republican-led Minnesota House, bringing it one step closer to the desk of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. He is not expected to sign it.
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A bill that would end seniority-based teacher layoffs passed through the Republican-led Minnesota House, bringing it one step closer to the desk of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. He is not expected to sign it.

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