Budget '08: Pawlenty cuts local aid, programs
By Don Davis
St. Paul Capitol Bureau
ST. PAUL - State budget cuts are under way. So is the anguish.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Friday drained the state's budget reserve and chopped away at state payments to local governments, colleges, human services providers and state agencies in balancing the state budget.
The average Minnesotan should notice little change, Pawlenty said.
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