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Pawlenty ready to take federal money

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ST. PAUL - The Pawlenty administration plans to spend all federal economic stimulus money that it can get its hands on - estimated at $4 billion.

That announcement Monday came weeks after Gov. Tim Pawlenty criticized the package and hinted he would reject federal funds.

"We are going to do our best to accept every penny or every dime," said Tom Hanson, commissioner of the office of management and budget.

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