Vote Not Easy, But…

Rep. Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake said his decision to support the override of GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s transportation veto was very difficult. But the Republican lawmaker joked that it did not compare to the difficulties he faces in his day job, in which he seeks permits for hog barns. "This is a walk in…
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Quick Comment

Twin Cities motorists and legislators heading to work this morning saw a most timely message: "Stop the political gridlock. Override the veto." The message appeared on electronic billboards beside interstate highways on the day lawmakers planned to override Gov.Tim Pawlenty’s veto of a $6.6 billion transportation bill.

Bill Vetoed

Gov. Tim Pawlenty vetoed the $6.6 billion transportation funding bill today. "While there is broad consensus that the state needs to build on the record level of transportation funding we have provided over the past five years, this bill is an overreaching, massive tax increase that will further burden Minnesotans during already difficult economic times,"…
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Beverage Malfunction

Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he brought about a "technical problem" on his weekly radio show this morning. The governor was prevented from taking some listener calls after he dumped coffee on a control board in WCCO radio’s studio. "It’s my fault for spilling the coffee," he said. The problem eventually was fixed and Pawlenty fielded…
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Pawlenty Of Irony

Maybe it was an omen Thursday night when Jessica Pfluger from Oak Grove, Minn., appeared on Jay Leno’s "Jaywalk All-Stars" segment. Jessica was among the "best of the best," or however you may want to describe them, in providing wrong answers to simple questions. In her case, Leno showed her a picture of presidential candidate…
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