Pawlenty rejects $334 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty vetoed a $334 million public works construction package today, telling leaders of the DFL-controlled Legislature the bill is "simply too large."
"I have repeatedly communicated my expectations about the timing and the composition of the bill," Pawlenty wrote to House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis. "This situation is unfortunate and should have been avoided."