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January 17, 2018
Minn. roundup: Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate; Looking for contraband, Stillwater prison unit was in lockdown
Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate ST. PAUL — Former Republican Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will not run for the U.S. Senate in November. Pawlenty, who has been courted by numerous donors and influential Republicans to run for the seat formerly held by...
January 17, 2018 - 1:13pm
August 25, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Minnesotans working in Wisconsin to get credit
ST. PAUL—Taxpayers will give 24,000 fellow Minnesota residents $8 million for working in Wisconsin. A new law provides Minnesotans tax...
August 25, 2017 - 1:37pm
December 21, 2010
Pawlenty says he concentrates on Minnesota issues
December 21, 2010 - 12:01pm
October 8, 2010
Special session delayed
ST. PAUL -- Wadena-area leaders scrambled to get their request for tornado relief funding included in a special legislative session to help flooded southern Minnesota counties, but will have to wait along with their water-logged cousins. A special session is planned to deal with...
October 8, 2010 - 9:13pm
June 22, 2010
Once again, Sviggum ponders future
Yes, he'd be willing to be Gov. Tim Pawlenty's presidential surrogate. Yes, he still sees himself in public service, but he just as easily...
June 22, 2010 - 7:00am
May 17, 2010
Legislature starts brief special session
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers missed another deadline when the sun came up this morning, the second in just a few hours. Legislators and the governor could not balance the state budget by midnight, forcing the Legislature into what was supposed to be a brief special session. Democratic...
May 17, 2010 - 8:06am
May 16, 2010
Sertich: Special session could lie ahead
ST. PAUL -- Democrats passed a third budget bill destined for a veto early today, and the House majority leader brought up the possibility that a special legislative session will be needed to fill a nearly $3 billion budget deficit. The state constitution requires lawmakers to finish...
May 16, 2010 - 2:22pm
May 11, 2010
After Pawlenty veto, House Dems turn to GOP for budget fix
ST. PAUL -- A Democratic-Farmer-Laborite spending cut and tax bill ended up trashed late this morning. Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty fulfilled his promise to veto the bill soon after it arrived in his office. The governor said that he could not accept a new, higher, tax on Minnesota...
May 11, 2010 - 12:42pm
May 10, 2010
UPDATE: Pawlenty Cabinet member calls DFL budget proposal a 'non-starter'
ST. PAUL -- Legislative Democrats want to raise Minnesota taxes $400 million, mostly on couples who make more than $200,000 annually, to help fix the state budget deficit. Republican legislative leaders flatly rejected the plan, and GOP Gov.
May 10, 2010 - 11:23am
May 5, 2010
House passes bill trimming health care
ST. PAUL -- A bill Minnesota representatives passed late Tuesday continues to trim the state's largest spending area, health and human services programs. The House bill, which passed 79-54, would cut a variety of health programs, mostly for poor Minnesotans, by $170 million on top...
May 5, 2010 - 10:00am
January 15, 2010
Pawlenty stiffs Red Wing's bonding requests
Size matters when it comes to a public works funding bill, but the debate is whether big or not-so-big is better in the current economy. Gov....
January 15, 2010 - 11:45pm
November 16, 2009
Judge considers overturning unallotment
ST. PAUL -- A judge is considering whether to temporarily restore money to one state budget area Gov. Tim Pawlenty cut earlier this summer. It is part of a wider case that challenges Pawlenty's legal authority to unilaterally make $2.7 billion in cuts to balance the state budget,...
November 16, 2009 - 12:09pm
October 27, 2009
Private money to help foot highway bills
ST. PAUL - Minnesota transportation officials want more private companies to pay part of the construction bill for highway projects. Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel Tuesday said his department is working on a formal method for the state and private companies to work together...
October 27, 2009 - 11:46pm
October 21, 2009
Pawlenty, leaders begin 2010 talks
ST. PAUL -- Republican Gov.
October 21, 2009 - 11:42am
July 19, 2009
In Iraq, Pawlenty meets with fallen soldiers' colleagues
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty delivered condolences in person to the Minnesota National Guard unit that last week lost three soldiers to a rocket...
July 19, 2009 - 4:29pm