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Rep. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton (right), sits with other lawmakers while listening to a Gov. Tim Pawlenty State of the State address.

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty took the lead on the Minnesota budget dance Thursday, calling for a variety of business tax cuts while at the same time increasing education spending.


But Democrats may cut in because they don't like some of the Republican's steps.

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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.