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ST. PAUL -- The Pawlenty administration is making plans to manage the state budget in case this week's Minnesota Supreme Court ruling leads to a run on state funds.


Gov. Tim Pawlenty today ordered his commissioners to figure out payments they can delay. He gave them no deadline, but said they understood the urgency of the order, given the fact that the Legislature must adjourn by May 17.

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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.