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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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Dayton Signs Bill Giving State Employees Raise

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill giving tens of thousands of state employees a 2 percent raise. Dayton signed the bill on Tuesday. It earlier passed both the House and Senate, both controlled by Democrats.

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Dayton Signs Law Broadening Medicaid in Minnesota

Minnesota has accepted a federal offer to put more low-income people on a state-fashioned Medicaid program with the costs falling to the federal government. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed a bill authorizing the expansion that affects more than 35,000 people.

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Dayton Administration Puts Finer Point on Tax Plan

Gov. Mark Dayton's administration is striking back against perceptions that his proposed sales tax expansion would put Minnesota business at a disadvantage when bidding for service contracts in other states.

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Dayton Offers Stronger Support for Mayo Expansion

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is expressing his strongest support yet for an expansion of the famed Mayo Clinic that depends on the state aiding with related development costs. Dayton told a group of veteran Democrats at a luncheon Monday that he sees room for negotiation on what a public contribution would be.

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Dayton: Tax Cuts Caused Minnesota Economic Problems

Gov. Mark Dayton says in his State of the State speech that past state income tax cuts are partly to blame for chronic budget problems in Minnesota and that political leaders cannot afford to keep delaying difficult tax and spending decisions.

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Governor Dayton’s ‘State of the State’ Live on WJON Tonight

Governor Mark Dayton will deliver his annual State of the State address tonight (Wednesday). Dayton's speech in front of both the full bodies of the State House and Senate will be at 7:00 p.m.

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Effort Afoot for Repeat Minnesota Governor Run by Emmer

Some Republicans are pining for a repeat campaign for Minnesota governor by former state Rep. Tom Emmer. A new draft effort surfaced last week to get the GOP's 2010 nominee to seek a 2014 rematch with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.

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Dayton’s $500 Tax Rebate Plan Proves Hard Sell

The up-to-$500 tax rebate every Minnesota homeowner would get under Gov. Mark Dayton's budget is provoking a sharp legislative debate over the best route for property tax relief.

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Dayton Offers List of Services to be Taxed

More details are coming from Gov. Mark Dayton's administration about his proposed sales tax expansion. The Revenue Department late Thursday presented its most detailed look yet at services that would fall under the tax.

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