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Legislators from region have mixed feelings on gov.'s plans


ST. PAUL -- After wading through about a third of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's 65-page supplemental budget on Monday, Sen. Joe Gimse said there was "nothing specifically" he could find to change in the proposal.

He wasn't necessarily happy about some of the cuts, like reductions in local government aid that will hit many of the small towns he represents. "Of course, that's an ouch," said Gimse, referring to the $250 million slated to come from city and county aid.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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