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Pawlenty may back higher gas tax in special session

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ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty may lift his long-held opposition to raising Minnesota's gasoline tax if he calls a special legislative session, as expected, following a deadly Minneapolis bridge collapse.

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Pawlenty on Friday said a special session to increase transportation funding is likely. Late Friday afternoon, the governor's spokesman said Pawlenty may do a turn-about and support a gasoline tax increase if lawmakers consider some of his transportation funding ideas.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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