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Pawlenty pushes tax cuts to help jobs


ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty used his last State of the State address to push many of the same ideas Minnesotans have heard from him since he took office 2003, with the same results: Republicans generally praising them and Democrats criticizing.

The GOP governor talked about the state's poor tax climate for business and said government should shrink, all in the name of helping create jobs.

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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.