News analysis: Dayton faces political, fiscal reality of times
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton made one promise, in particular, hundreds of times in two years campaigning to become Minnesota governor.
It seldom differed much from what he said last January: "I promise that I will increase state funding for K-12 public education in real dollars every year I'm governor. No exceptions, no excuses."
That was then, this is now: "I will do my utmost."
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