Pawlenty considers new local aid cut
Gov. Tim Pawlenty may target local governments as he looks for ways to plug continued budget deficits.
Shortly after his aides announced that the current budget contains a $1.2 billion hole and the next two-year budget is $5.4 billion short, Pawlenty on Wednesday said his first action could be chopping a state payment due to local governments later this month. Then he complained that school districts appear to be giving raises to employees after he asked them to freeze wages.
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