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File Photo: Gov. Tim Pawlenty announces Tuesday that he will chop the state budget to fill a nearly $5 billion budget deficit. (don davis/state capitol reporter)

Pawlenty proposes cuts in state budget

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty would chop many parts of the state budget -- including dropping 84,000 people off state-funded health care programs -- but promises to increase public school funding and keeping public safety programs mostly untouched.

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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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