DFL brass is quick to say budget cuts are abusive and illegal
ST. PAUL -- Democrats claim Gov. Tim Pawlenty's plan to cut $2.7 billion from the state budget is illegal.
Democratic legislative leaders Thursday told the Republican governor's commissioners that Pawlenty is overstepping his legal authority in balancing the budget himself.
"There is some shaky legal ground to do some of the changes you are doing," House Majority Leader Tony Sertich, DFL-Chisholm, said to Pawlenty's representatives.
He called it abuse of state law.
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