Pawlenty signs ag, vets bill
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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