Gov. Tim Pawlenty would erase the deficit with spending cuts, accounting shifts, bond sale and federal stimulus aid. Also calls for business tax cuts to spur job growth. DFLers, who control the Legislature, will look first at spending cuts and have said little about tax hikes, which Pawlenty opposes.

Cuts?

Pawlenty would cut deepest in health care and higher education, while sparing K-12 schools. DFLers are divided over schools and hope to limit health-care cuts.