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Capitol Chatter: Debates continue over Dayton budget impact

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ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal continues to play out in interesting ways, usually with Republicans strongly opposed and Democrats more mildly in support.


Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, told a top Dayton official that the budget, especially the tax increase portions, “makes it more difficult to compete” with states nearby where governors are trying to lower taxes.

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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.