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CAPITOL: 3 things we're following today

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

It's another busy day at the Minnesota State Capitol. Here are a few items on Wednesday's agenda:

SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES

Legislation supporting some Sunday alcohol sales at small Minnesota breweries goes before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, but don't expect any law change that will open liquor store doors.

One bill making the rounds would allow direct sales of growlers from breweries, and another would allow small breweries to open taprooms.

TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

Minnesota lawmakers will unveil a transportation funding bill with more money to fix potholes. The bill also addresses rail and pipeline safety issues brought to the frontburner by the oil boom.

At the same time, the national nonprofit transportation research group TRIP will release its report outlining transportation projects needed to support future development in the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Supporters of compassionate medical marijuana use are back at the Capitol, accusing Gov. Dayton of using them as a "political cover" to block legislation this session.

"In an effort to appease law enforcement, Gov. Mark Dayton proposed an unworkable alternative to an effective medical marijuana bill supported by parents of children with epilepsy," the group said in a statement. "The governor then blamed the parents, who told him his proposal would not help their kid, for obstructing the passage of medical marijuana legislation that 'would help hundreds of kids that are suffering from epilepsy.'"

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