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Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks Tuesday morning to a group of Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce members at the Lake Region Bank in Willmar. He said his budget plan will reduce business taxes to help them survive the economic crisis. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Pawlenty seeks support of business for his budget


WILLMAR -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty told Willmar business leaders Tuesday his budget plan will lower taxes and help businesses survive the economic crisis. He urged them to take that message to legislators.

"I need your help," he said.

During an early morning talk to the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, Pawlenty said most legislators don't have a background in private sector business and don't know what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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