Today, (Monday, December, 27, 2010) 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, including vetoing $7.5 billion in tax increases. In 2008, Pawlenty set a record for the most bill vetoes issued in one year by a Minnesota governor.
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GOVERNOR PAWLENTY ANNOUNCES 30 MORE SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS IMPLEMENT Q COMP; LAUNCHES MINNESOTA iTUNES U WEBSITE FOR TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT -- December 8, 2010
Governor Tim Pawlenty announced today that 30 more schools and districts are approved to implement the nation-leading Q Comp program. The Governor is also announcing the availability of professional development and classroom resources for teachers on iTunes U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com).
GOVERNOR PAWLENTY ENDS TERM WITH BUDGET SURPLUS -- December 2, 2010
With a projected $399 million balance at the end of the current two-year budget cycle, Governor Pawlenty will conclude his term with a budget surplus.
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