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Governor Pawlenty Targets Teachers, Public Safety and Health Care

Pawlenty Cuts & Defers Billions From Those Who Need It Most

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced his intent to slash funding from vital state and local services in an attempt to make up for a $2.7 billion budget shortfall. Pawlenty's cuts directly affect education, public safety and health care -- the top areas that Minnesotans are most concerned about maintaining.

According to polling data, Minnesotans are willing to pay fair taxes for safe communities, fix health care and preserve education. So while Pawlenty has attacked services that are critical for Minnesotans, he has protected his wealthy friends.

"This is an outrage," said Sue Mauren, Teamsters Joint Council 32 President. "Gov. Pawlenty has hurt Minnesotans to further achieve his own personal goals of running for higher office."

Teamsters Joint Council 32 represents more than 62,000 active and retired members in Minnesota. This is going to hurt our members, our communities and the less fortunate in our state. His actions are not Minnesotan, Mauren went on to say.

SOURCE Teamsters Joint Council 32
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