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Lawmakers stunned by $313M cut from bill by Pawlenty

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ST. PAUL -- Fifty-two public works projects across Minnesota such as college building renovations and state trails fell victim to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's veto pen Monday, and legislative leaders say there is little chance lawmakers will send any more projects to him before he leaves office early next year.

"He basically massacred the bill," Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, said of the measure co-mmonly known as the bonding bill.

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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.
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