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Updated: GOP asks, ‘What now, Margaret?’

Minnesota Republican Party Chair Tony Sutton this afternoon blamed House Speaker (and DFL gubernatorial candidate) Margaret Anderson Kelliher and her party for the potentially disastrous consequences of today's state Supreme Court ruling that Gov. Tim Pawlenty overstepped his unallotment authority last year.

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Pawlenty’s former law partner pens unallotment ruling

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that Gov. Tim Pawlenty overstepped his budgetary authority when he unilaterally made $2.7 billion in cuts to the state budget last year was written by Chief Justice Eric Magnuson. Magnuson is Pawlenty's former law partner and was appointed to the state's top judicial post by the governor in 2008.

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