Gov. Tim Pawlenty said recovering from $5.3 billion in state budget shortfalls will require cuts in state spending, some of which "will be very difficult." Pawlenty signaled he plans to propose around $4 billion in cuts during the next budget period. Tribune photo by Scott Wente
Gov. Pawlenty to announce $470 million Minnesota cuts coming today
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty balances the state budget this afternoon, but promises to preserve military, veterans, public safety and K-12 education programs.
"Those areas this afternoon will not be cut, but others will be," the Minnesota governor said on his weekly radio show this morning.
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