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Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Minnesota's budget shortfall is the result of the national and international "economic collapse" affecting nearly all states' budgets. (Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau)

Pawlenty cuts local aid, state programs

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ST. PAUL - The cuts are beginning.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty today announced plans to cut $271 million out of the state budget, including reducing $66 million from payments that cities and $44 million that counties had expected to receive a week from today. Cities planned to receive $280 million and counties $165 million.


Aid to cities with 1,000 or fewer residents will not be cut.

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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.