(AP) - Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Tuesday that a tax bill approved by the Minnesota Legislature is "headed in the direction of a veto" but its demise wouldn't force a special session.
Pawlenty said he made lawmakers aware of his opposition to a provision that would put inflationary increases back into budget forecasts, but it ended up in the bill anyway.
The Republican governor said a special session to redo a tax bill isn't necessary.
After days of negotiations produced no final budget agreement, lawmakers rushed through a slate of budget bills Monday in a chaotic conclusion to the 2007 session.
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