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ST. PAUL - In a sign that state budget negotiations are not going well, Gov. Tim Pawlenty is looking at ways to fix a budget deficit if he and legislative leaders cannot reach an agreement by the Legislature's May 19 adjournment date.


On Thursday, for the first time in public, the Republican governor said he is considering options in case negotiations fail. H

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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.