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Pawlenty, lawmakers eye flood-funding session

Published 09/27/2010, Pine Journal

This week's Federal Emergency Management Agency study of the flooded areas in southern Minnesota will result in a damage estimate. If it exceeds $6.4 million, as state officials expect, Pawlenty will ask President Barack Obama to issue a presidential disaster declaration to authorize federal spending. The special legislative session will follow the initial federal damage assessment to authorize spending to repair damage.

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