State needs progressive, stable tax policy
Gov. Tim Pawlenty has cut the budget using unallotment. Whether he overreached in his authority using this statute (intended for emergencies or to address small budgetary shortfalls) may be judged by the courts, but will certainly be judged by the citizenry. The Legislature will surely tighten the language in this statute to ensure that future governors don't abuse this process.
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