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Budget plans full of blanks; Juhnke critical of the way Emmer handles campaign stops


ST. PAUL -- One of political reporters' great frustrations of any governor campaign, or any campaign for that matter, is a lack of details about what candidates would do if elected.

Political reporters think voters want to know how candidates would handle programs that affect them. In this year, with the state facing a nearly $6 billion budget deficit, reporters are bugging candidates about what programs would be cut and what taxes would be raised.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.