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Gov. Tim Pawlenty delivers his seventh State of the State address Thursday, including a long list of business tax breaks among his proposals. Behind him is House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher. Photo by Don Davis, St. Paul Capitol Bureau.

Pawlenty highlights business tax cuts in State of State address

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By Don Davis

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty today pleaded with legislators not to raise Minnesotans' taxes while he also called for more education spending, but with strings attached.

In his annual State of the State speech, Pawlenty also said he wants to freeze all state wages.

Many of his proposals center around giving businesses tax breaks in hopes they will inspire firms to hire more Minnesotans.

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