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Poor financial management


Pawlenty attacks Washington over its debt, then secures a $600 million . line of credit for Minnesota. He said, "It will keep the state from running short of cash." This is poor financial management. If we used state money for construction projects, instead of borrowing, Minnesota wouldn't have to worry about its bond rating. Is delaying payments to schools and delaying tax refunds the way to handle this? It would be more responsible to set up an emergency fund.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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