Pawlenty to hit deadline for budget-cut defense
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty's administration has until Tuesday to explain to the Minnesota Supreme Court why his 2009 budget cuts were legal.
State lawyers representing Pawlenty have a deadline for filing a brief to the high court over his so-called unallotments. Pawlenty is appealing a lower court ruling that said he went too far in balancing the budget on his own.