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Gov. Tim Pawlenty announces Monday how he will cut $1.2 billion to balance the state budget. Behind him is Management and Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson. -- photo by Don Davis/Capitol Bureau

State budgets cuts come down on cities, counties and health care

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's cities, counties and poor people in need of health care would be most affected by Gov. Tim Pawlenty's plan to balance the state budget.

Pawlenty this morning announced that he would cut:

-- $250 million from city and county aid, the second time in a year they have faced a similar-sized cut.

-- $347 million from health-care programs, affecting 40,000 people.

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