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Session 2005

Pawlenty signs budget Document Budget bills are signed
Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed the remaining state budget bills on July 14, as he tried to shift the focus at the Capitol away from the bruising legislative session. Pawlenty and DFL leaders toured the state, to put their spin on the session's outcome. (07/14/2005)

Schools are winners Document The state budget: Winners and losers
Now that the new two-year budget has been signed, perhaps the biggest winners are the nearly 9,000 state employees who were furloughed during the eight-day government shutdown. Those employees are now back at work. Many other interested parties are reviewing the fine print to sort out the winners and losers. (07/14/2005)

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