Gov. Tim Pawlenty has vetoed a bill that would have created a government streamlining council, calling the proposal "severely flawed."
Pawlenty rejected the bill Thursday as he acted on the last batch of bills passed in the 2010 session.
The bill envisioned a Minnovation Council made up of legislators, state officials, nonprofit representatives, business executives and others to recommend elimination of state mandates and other ways to make government more efficient.
Pawlenty says the bill would have given the council authority to waive state rules and laws, putting legislative and executive power in the hands of unelected appointees.
He also says the council should have included more businesspeople.
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