Pawlenty signs bills distributing stimulus money

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) âÄî Gov. Tim Pawlenty has signed two bills that will lead to millions of federal stimulus dollars for Minnesota water infrastructure and unemployment aid. Minnesota will get $130 million in unemployment funds through legislation that qualifies the state to receive the federal money. Water projects are set to get $107 million. They are the second and third pieces of stimulus legislation Pawlenty has signed. He signed authorization for nearly $600 million in transportation spending last week. Roughly $4.6 billion is coming to the state and local governments from the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The aim is to create jobs and boost the economy.