State spending steadily has increased in recent years, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Thursday in announcing a proposed constitutional amendment to limit spending to money the state has collected. Photo by Don Davis, Forum Communications.
Pawlenty proposes constitutional spending limit
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants the state constitution to limit spending to revenue the state actually has collected.
Democrats say that is not something even the Republican governor has done in his budget proposals.
Pawlenty on Thursday suggested the constitutional amendment, which would take effect after he leaves office, as a way to limit spending that has grown throughout Minnesota's modern era.
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