GOP state Rep. Laura Brod gave her take on Gov. Pawlenty’s unallotment plan on her Facebook page:
Governor Pawlenty’s unallotment plans announced today. We reached this point because the legislative leadership refused to reform and modernize state government. They wanted to keep spending at unsustainable levels and raise taxes, a terrible solution given the state of the economy. Gov. targeted reductions to ensure small rural hospitals keep their doors open through the recession.
Brod is one of several candidates running for governor.
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