Gov. Pawlenty discusses the budget forecast Gov. Tim Pawlenty holds a news conference this morning to answer questions about the new revenue forecast and projected budget deficit of $4.5 billion. We have live coverage, plus analysis of the new numbers from two political observers.11:00 a.m.
Tim Pawlenty: Governor of Minnesota.
Phil Krinkie: President, Taxpayers League of Minnesota. Longtime GOP State Representative and Chair of the House Taxes Committee.
Dane Smith: President, Growth and Justice. Longtime chief state Capitol reporter for the Star Tribune newspaper.