1st Cuts Won’t Be Deepest In Minnesota Budget Debate
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The details of Gov. Mark Dayton's call for higher taxes will get a lot of attention when he releases his budget proposal Tuesday.
But it's the Democrat's proposed spending cuts that some people will be looking at even more closely. That's because they're likely to quickly become the minimum cuts that many interest groups can expect.
The Republican-controlled Legislature is eager to erase a $6.2 billion deficit without raising taxes.
The administration is keeping lawmakers and interest groups mostly in the dark about what's in store.
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