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Republicans and the Dayton administration have apparently agreed on a bill that would give Minnesotans hit with high health insurance premium increases in the private market a 25 percent discount for 2017. Dayton’s Management and Budget commissioner is sending positive signals. Myron Frans says he can’t speak for the governor, but “he’ll look at this bill and my guess is that, if he doesn’t find anything objectionable, he will sign it.” Republican health insurance point person, Ham Lake Senator Michelle Benson says, “I cannot wait for that moment when Minnesotans can be certain that they’re getting relief, and then they need to go buy insurance.” The Senate and House will both take up the bill Thursday and leaders expect it to be on the governor’s desk by early evening.