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Pawlenty, senator agree rural roads funded fairly

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ST. PAUL -- The news release begged the question: Why spend up to $40 million on roadway congestion relief in the Twin Cities and only up to $5 million on improving safety of rural roads, where 70 percent of traffic fatalities occur?


It is a natural question from a reporter whose work goes to 20 newspapers outside the Twin Cities.

"I knew you were going to ask that question, Don," Gov. Tim Pawlenty responded.

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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.