CHICAGO -Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty yesterday warned lawmakers threaten to veto tax increases one day after Democratic lawmakers opened the 2008 session by unveiling a 10-year, $8 billion transportation package financed with a series of tax increases.

Citing the struggling economy, Pawlenty said in his state of the state address that "the last thing [taxpayers] need is government rummaging around in their pockets looking for more."

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