Governor Pawlenty Retires His Veto Pen

Governor Pawlenty and oversized veto pen
Governor Pawlenty and oversized veto pen

Governor Pawlenty gives his veto pen to the Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty turned over documents and artifacts from his eight years as Governor to the Minnesota Historical Society, including an oversized “Veto Pen” and the actual veto stamps he used. During his time in office, Governor Pawlenty issued 299 complete bill and line-item vetoes. In 2008, Pawlenty set a record for the most bill vetoes issued in one year by a Minnesota governor. The revenue measures that Governor Pawlenty vetoed are coming back to haunt the 2011 Minnesota legislature as it copes with a $6 Billion deficit.

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