Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is on the campaign trail downplaying the state's projected $5.8 billion deficit. The state government is expected to take in about 7 percent more money in the next two-year budget cycle than in the current bienium. But, he says, expenditures are expected to go up 17 percent.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio news reporter Tom Scheck to look at what Emmer is not saying. It's part of a series on Morning Edition about what all three major-party candidates for governor are leaving out in statements they're making on the campaign trail.