Monday, January 12, 2009

Pawlenty eyes merge with Wisconsin???

Well, this will get them talking about something other than Franken v Coleman. A bold, but at this point, vague idea. More details after the announcement tomorrow.

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will announce plans Tuesday to try to find savings to help solve each state's massive budget shortfall.

"This has to do with finding efficiencies," Doyle spokesman Lee Sensenbrenner said. "We're all looking for good ways to save money."

Full details weren't available Monday. But experts said more cooperation between the states could represent an important shift in how they deliver services to citizens — a change that could save money for taxpayers but one that would also face a host of political difficulties.