Gov. Tim Pawlenty explains how he decided to cut nearly $2.7 billion in state spending, an attempt to balance the state budget. With him is Commissioner Tom Hanson of Minnesota Management and Budget. See story on page 13. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis
Pawlenty lays out his budget cuts
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Minnesota's largest-ever budget cut Tuesday, reducing state aid to local governments, lowering health-care funding, trimming state college budgets and, in general, shrinking the size of state government.
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