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Associated press Gov. Tim Pawlenty, with Sen. Geoff Michel of Edina at his side, explains why he does not like a public works finance bill legislators passed. The chief reason he gave Tuesday was that the bill would spend far more than he wanted.

Maneuver leads to negotiation

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty's promised veto of a public works funding bill did not happen Tuesday because legislative leaders used a rare parliamentary maneuver to hold on to the bill a bit longer.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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