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"This is something that can bring Minnesotans together."

— Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller

How they voted

Senate vote on environmental and cultural programs amendment

ST. PAUL — The Senate on Friday approved, on a 52-14 vote, sending a constitutional amendment to voters asking them to approve a state sales tax increase to pay for environmental and cultural programs. Voting yes were 37 Democrats and 15 Republicans. Voting no were six Democrats and eight Republicans.

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Here’s how area senators cast their votes:

Democrats voting yes

Ann Lynch (Rochester); Sharon Erickson Ropes (Winona); and Dan Sparks (Austin).

Democrats voting no

Steve Murphy (Red Wing).

Republicans voting yes

Dick Day (Owatonna); and David Senjem (Rochester).

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