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Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, said he does not like Gov. Tim Pawlenty's plan to balance the budget on his own if no budget deal is reached, but said he also is frustrated that the Democrat-led Legislature has failed to offer a balanced budget. Tribune photo by Scott Wente

GOPs feel no pressure to override

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ST. PAUL -- Rod Hamilton says his decision last year to help override Gov. Tim Pawlenty's veto of a tax-raising transportation bill showed his willingness to take a tough vote.

However, the Mountain Lake Republican said, it is not a tough decision to stick with the governor this year in opposing another vetoed bill that would raise taxes.

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