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Mayor Wayne Wolden of Wadena says cities would be devastated by a local government aid cut like proposed Tuesday by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. With him is St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. Photo by Don Davis, St. Paul Capitol Bureau.

Schools fare well under governor's budget

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By Don Davis

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty would chop many parts of the state budget - including dropping 84,000 people off state-funded health care programs -- but promises to increase public school funding and keeping public safety programs mostly untouched.


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