Transportation funding: In the aftermath of the 35W bridge collapse, the Democratic-controlled Legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill replenishing the state's bare transportation coffers. Pawlenty vetoed the bill. In a rare act of defiance, six House Republicans voted with the DFL to override the veto. Consider that, of Arne Carlson's 179 vetoes, not a single one was overridden.
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, whose name is prominent in vice presidential candidacy rumors, has vetoed more bills in a single session than any governor in Minnesota's history. Jonathan Kaminsky details each of the 34 bills that fell victim to the veto pen. Here are 15 of the most striking.