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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, left, addresses reporters Tuesday during a news conference in St. Paul. Emmer and running mate Annette Meeks, right, revealed how much they would spend in major state government budget areas if they are elected in November. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Emmer outlines budget plan, includes local cuts


ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer wants to limit state spending to revenues already flowing into Minnesota government, but achieving that goal would mean cuts in several areas.

Among proposals getting the strongest reaction is a nearly $700 million cut to local governments.

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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.