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Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Thursday says he will appeal a judge's decision that ruled he unconstitutionally cut a food program budget. He said he also plans to talk to legislative leaders about budget-balancing needs. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Pawlenty will appeal judge's ruling on unallotment


ST. PAUL -- The multi-billion-dollar question for Minnesota organizations that receive state money is whether challenging Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget-cutting efforts in court would be worthwhile.

On first blush, it would appear a Wednesday court ruling saying Pawlenty's summer budget cuts are unconstitutional would encourage more groups to sue over his actions. And dozens of organizations are thinking about doing just that.

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