Pawlenty cuts local aid, state programs
ST. PAUL - The cuts are beginning.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty today announced plans to cut $271 million out of the state budget, including reducing $66 million from payments that cities and $44 million that counties had expected to receive a week from today. Cities planned to receive $280 million and counties $165 million.
Aid to cities with 1,000 or fewer residents will not be cut.
Other cuts Pawlenty announced to balance the current budget include: