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Byline: Toni Coleman
May 19--The issue is not whether Gov. Tim Pawlenty will veto the gasoline tax bill the Legislature approved, but where. Perhaps he'll do so at the metro-area gas station with the highest gas prices, his spokesman said, to drive home his position Minnesotans can't bear a 10-cent gas tax increase.
Despite Pawlenty's threats, the DFL-controlled Senate forged ahead in a 36-31 party-line vote and Wednesday joined the House in passing a gas tax increase the administration said will be vetoed. The bill marks the first time a state tax increase reached the governor's desk since he was elected in 2002 on a campaign pledge to oppose all such tax …