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House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher briefs reporters Thursday afternoon on a meeting legislative leaders held with Gov. Tim Pawlenty on budget issues. With her is Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark and House Majority Leader Tony Sertich. Pioneer Photo/ Don Davis

Pawlenty's cabinet prepares for shutdown

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty's cabinet meets today to prepare for a possible government shutdown.

A shutdown is not imminent, the governor's spokesman said, but could happen if organizations whose budgets Pawlenty unilaterally cut last year go to court seeking to have their funding restored.


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