ST. PAUL (AP) --For the ninth time, the Legislature has overridden a veto by Gov. Jesse Ventura.
On a 53-5 vote Tuesday, the Senate agreed to have the state spend $7.8 million to help public television stations convert to digital transmission. It follows a the same action by the House a day earlier.
Ventura has had three vetoes overridden this session and is by far the most overpowered governor in modern Minnesota history.
The governor opposed the aid to public TV stations because he didn't see a state role in the conversion and because he didn't want more spending in light of the state's ongoing budget problems.
The bill will provide money to 10 stations in Minnesota that are trying to meet a federal requirement that they broadcast digital signals by May 2003.
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