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ST. PAUL -- The country's economy could worsen if the federal government sends aid to financially hurting states, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty warned Tuesday after meeting with the in-coming president.


"It is gravely concerning, the amount of money being thrown at this problem," Pawlenty told reporters, predicting harmful inflation due to federal deficit spending.

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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.