Pawlenty says newest bill will not survive, leaving officials with few options, little time
Gov. Tim Pawlenty says a budget-balancing bill will not survive as it contains a $445 million tax increase, sending state leaders back to the starting line in figuring out how to plug a nearly $3 billion budget deficit. The Senate approved the bill 34-33 Monday afternoon, with the House voting for it 71-63 Monday night.
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