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Pawlenty signs ag, vets bill

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ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed the first major budget bill of the 2007 Legislature into law Friday, approving $170 million for agriculture and veterans initiatives.


Surrounded by lawmakers and military personnel, Pawlenty signed the compromise funding bill ushered through the Legislature by Democrats Sen. Jim Vickerman of Tracy and Rep. Al Juhnke of Willmar.

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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.