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Editorial: Pawlenty's fire-safety fund raid is bad idea

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Minnesota firefighters are crying foul at one of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed budget balance moves -- a government switch-a-roo.

Pawlenty has proposed as part of his supplemental budget a plan to raid a fire-safety training fund and transfer nearly $10 million over two years to the general fund.


This is not a good idea, especially for rural and city volunteer fire departments.

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