Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak started his response to Pawlenty within minutes of the end of the unallotment announcement.
Rybak says that unemployment in Minneapolis is below the state average, and that the city has made a big push for youth employment this summer.
"We need to have a long term plan," Rybak says, surrounded by TV cameras and sounding gubernatorial himself. "Instead of throwing bombs... I'd like to hear the governor in the middle of a recession, talking about creating jobs."
3:15 PM Addendum: Rybak just dashed solo in and out of the MPR capitol buro, handing out his own press release.