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Rep. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, listens to Monday committee testimony about how Minnesota can use federal economic stimulus money.

Don Davis - Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Pawlenty ready to take any federal money

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ST. PAUL -- The Pawlenty administration plans to spend all federal economic stimulus money that it can get its hands on - estimated at $4 billion.

That announcement on Monday came weeks after Gov. Tim Pawlenty criticized the package and hinted he would reject federal funds.

"We are going to do our best to accept every penny or every dime," said Tom Hanson, commissioner of the office of management and budget.

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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.
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