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Pawlenty threatens cancer study veto

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota state representatives voted 88-45 Thursday to fund an Iron Range cancer study, but Gov. Tim Pawlenty threatens to veto the bill because it would take money from a fund filled by most Minnesota businesses.

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Taking money from a workers' compensation fund, as Rep. Tom Rukavina's bill suggests, would cost the state's businesses, Pawlenty said in a letter delivered to lawmakers before they voted to support the study.

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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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