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Pawlenty cuts bonding $313 million -- state colleges, trail systems take hit

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ST. PAUL -- Fifty-two public works projects across Minnesota such as college building renovations and state trails fell victim to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's veto pen Monday, and legislative leaders say there is little chance lawmakers will send any more projects to him before he leaves office early next year.

"He basically massacred the bill," Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, said of the measure commonly known as the bonding bill.

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