Leaders urge counties to ignore new law
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty and legislative leaders want Minnesota counties to ignore a one-sentence provision in a new tax law, but the request angers county leaders because they want flexibility the new law would offer.
As written, the law would allow counties to reduce spending in areas ranging from health care to libraries. But Pawlenty and leaders decided the provision was a mistake and promise to eliminate it soon after lawmakers begin their 2009 session.