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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announces his proposed budget Tuesday. The budget would bring in more money to fix a budget deficit and increase spending for jobs and education. Don Davis | Forum News Service

Dayton budget emphasizes new money for education, job

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By Don Davis and Danielle Killey

Forum News Service

ST. PAUL — Nearly $730 million more would be available to education and jobs programs under a budget Gov. Mark Dayton proposes for the next two years.

The plan Dayton released Tuesday would increase taxes about $2 billion. The state would raise and spend nearly $38 billion in the two years beginning July 1 under the Dayton plan.

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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.
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