Striking a clear contrast to his predessor, Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday will sign an order rescinding former Gov. Tim Pawlenty'sban on federal health care cash from last year's overhaul bill.

The Dayton exective order will "remove the ban on requests for federal assistance to improve the availability and quality of health care in Minnesota, rescinding Executive Order 10-12," his office said. The order will come just three days after the Democratic Dayton took over from the Republican Pawlenty.

Pawlenty, who is gearing up for a potential presidential run, signed order 10-12 in August of last year.

But what Pawlenty banned, Dayton is welcoming.

Dayton will also sign an executive order Wednesday to sign Minnesota up for a federally-funded Medicaid program, which Pawlenty also opposed.