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Gov. Tim Pawlenty talks to reporters outside his official residence Tuesday, saying he plans to roll out a series of state government reform measures in the coming weeks. He had just completed meeting with Democratic legislative leaders.

Pawlenty, leaders begin 2010 talks

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ST. PAUL -- Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and leaders of the Democratic-dominated Minnesota Legislature got a head start on their 2010 work Tuesday, agreeing they would start work on issues such as public works projects and how to inject money into the economy.


Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, DFL-Minneapolis, said that legislative leaders extended a hand of "friendship is a little strong, but hand of cooperation."

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