Wisconsin, Minnesota Govenors Meet In Eau Claire

Republican Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle are set to announce how their neighboring states might be able to work together to save some money.

Pawlenty and Doyle scheduled a news conference Tuesday in Eau Claire. They plan to highlight findings of a report detailing potential cost savings.

In January, the two governors signed an executive order directing state agency leaders to look for opportunities to save money by making purchases together, sharing resources or other steps.

Both states face budget shortfalls in the billions and are under pressure to cut costs.

Pawlenty came up with the idea to work together with Doyle.