Heitke criticizes Pawlenty for 'hogwash' remark
WILLMAR -- Willmar Mayor Les Heitke says he disagrees with Gov. Tim Pawlenty who said Thursday that local officials are talking "hogwash'' if they claim their cities can't absorb further state aid cuts to help balance the state's budget.
"I think it's easy to shout that out for a sound bite. But ... here in Minnesota, we have 854 cities and over 600 of those cities have a population that is less than 2,500 people,'' Heitke said.
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