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Court says Gov. Pawlenty's unallotments were illegal

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

The ruling, released this morning, only a 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.

It was unclear whether the ruling could affect more of the $2.7 billion that Pawlenty cut after he and legislators did not agree on a balanced budget a year ago.

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