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Questions abound about last legislative day

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators must pass a bulk of the state's two-year budget and adjourn by midnight tonight, but there are questions whether they can do that without risking governor's vetoes.

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"We really haven't seen the bills yet," Gov. Tim Pawlenty's spokesman said at 2:30 a.m., so the governor cannot promise he will sign the four spending bills and one tax bill lawmakers plan to pass today.

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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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