Gov. Tim Pawlenty wrote U.S. DHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Tuesday to ask for cash.
The letter, in which Pawlenty requested Medicaid and foster care cash, the governor also bashed the federal health care overhaul.
The governor, who issued an executive order limiting Minnesota's take from the overhaul last week, told the secretary that his order was fueled by concern about "overspending" and "unbearable burdens that spending will place on our economy."
Despite that "concern," Pawlenty said Minnesota would accept the federal cash from another bit of legislation -- the extension of the stimulus act. The governor, who has also trashed the stimulus act, said the money reflects, "current and longstanding Minnesota policy objectives."
Pawlenty, who appears to be gearing up for a 2012 run for president, made clear last week that the money he's taking isn't from "Obamacare." His office earlier this year said taking money from an extension of the stimulus act, isn't stimulus money.
Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
Thousands of refugees are navigating hurdles of a new life. And front-line workers in Minnesota, one of the country's resettlement hubs, are poised to take in 2,530 refugees, more than during any year in the past decade.
A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran.