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Gov. Tim Pawlenty delivers his seventh State of the State address Thursday, including a long list of business tax breaks among his proposals. Behind him is House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher. Staff photo by Don Davis

Business tax cuts highlight Pawlenty plan

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ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty took the lead on Minnesota budget dance Thursday, calling for a variety of business tax cuts while at the same time increasing education spending.

But Democrats may cut in because they don't like some of the Republican's steps.

Legislators said that the wish list Pawlenty presented in his State of the State speech was the beginning of long performance.

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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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