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Gov. Tim Pawlenty talks to reporters Tuesday outside his official residence in St. Paul, saying he plans to roll out a series of state government reform measures in the coming weeks. He had just completed a meeting over breakfast with Democratic legislative leaders. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Pawlenty, DFL lawmakers get a leg up on the 2010 session; Pogemiller extends 'hand of cooperation'

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ST. PAUL -- Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and leaders of the Democratic-dominated Minnesota Legislature got a head start on their 2010 work Tuesday, agreeing they would start work on issues such as public works projects and how to inject money into the economy.


Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, DFL-Minneapolis, said that legislative leaders extended a "hand of cooperation."

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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.