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Why not catch people while they're in a good mood and familiarize them with some of the issues coming before the Legislature? During the 12-day Minnesota State Fair, the nonpartisan House Public Information Services surveyed 6,580 fairgoers and the state Senate polled another 4,524 on all kinds of issues before the Legislature. Though the polls are informal, unscientific surveys, the results can be telling. For example, a majority said they support a requirement to show proof of insurance when renewing license tabs, a statewide smoking ban in all bars and restaurants, full-day kindergarten, and a new half-cent sales tax to fund transit projects. They also got asked their favorite state fair food on a stick. Why, the Pronto Pup, of course.
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Title Annotation:survey
Publication:State Legislatures
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Geographic Code:1U4MN
Date:Dec 1, 2006
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