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Dayton to Travel State to Make Case for His Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton will travel the state starting this week to make the case for his budget. The tour starts with a town hall meeting in Duluth on Wednesday.

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Dayton Wants Tax Hike on Wealthy for Schools

Gov. Mark Dayton is asking Minnesota's wealthiest citizens to pay more than a billion dollars in new income taxes in order to boost state funding for schools and colleges by nearly $900 million.

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River’s Edge Funding Likely in Next Bonding Bill

The Minnesota governor previewed elements of his roughly $750 million bonding proposal - which could include money for the River's Edge Convention Center.

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Dayton Ready to Drop Sales Tax Overhaul

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tells The Associated Press he's '99.8 percent certain' he'll abandon a bid to broaden the state sales tax to service transactions, a key revenue element of his proposed budget but also one that provoked protest from the business community.

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Dayton to Release Revised Budget Next Week

ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton hasn't decided whether to keep a proposed sales tax expansion intact but says he expects to announce a revised budget early next week.

Dayton said Wednesday that he's consulting with senior administration officials about how to reconfigure his recommendations

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Poll Finds Support for Some of Dayton’s Tax Proposals

A new poll says a narrow majority of Minnesotans favors Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to raise taxes on the state's top earners. The poll also finds support for imposing sales tax on clothing items above $100. But there's strong resistance to Dayton's proposal to extend the sales tax to business services.

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Dayton Makes No Promises About Tax Plan Changes

Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota taxpayers will benefit from a smaller-than-expected budget deficit, but don't expect drastic changes to his tax plan. State budget officials announced Thursday that lawmakers will need to tackle a $627 million budget deficit for the next biennium.

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Budget Numbers to be Released Tomorrow

Minnesota's budget debate kicks into a higher gear on Thursday when state finance officials set the parameters for a process that must conclude by mid-May.

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Businesses Wary of Increasing Minimum Wage [AUDIO]

Minimum wage increases could make the cost of doing business even tougher in Minnesota.

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WJON News On Demand: Saturday, 2/23/13

Here's today's WJON News headlines:
National biathlon event begins at Camp Ripley
2013 St. Cloud Boat Show is underdway at Rivers Edge Convention Center
Deadline to remove fish houses is fast approaching
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