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Updated 10:40 a.m.: Minn. high court rules against Pawlenty unallottment budget cuts

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ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Supreme Court says Gov. Tim Pawlenty was wrong when he made unilateral budget cuts last summer.

The ruling, released this morning, only covered a $5.3 million program that provided special diets to Minnesotans who could not afford the food ordered by doctors.

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The court decision was not unanimous, with three justices dissenting.

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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.
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