Contact Us

Dayton: Don’t Be Surprised If I Try to Tax Wealthy

ST. PAUL (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton says it’s “very likely” he will push again for higher state income taxes on the state’s wealthiest residents next year.

Dayton was responding Wednesday to news of the state’s projected $1.1 billion budget deficit. That’s smaller than in recent years, but Democrats say erasing it will require spending reductions and new state revenue.

New DFL legislative leaders are reluctant to talk tax hikes, but say they also want to give relief to state property taxpayers and spend more state money on public education.

Dayton isn’t releasing a full budget proposal until mid-January and wouldn’t get into specifics. But he says he still believes as he did when he ran for governor in 2010 that Minnesota’s wealthiest 2 percent of residents can afford to pay more in taxes.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!