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Minnesota Panel Delves Into Dayton’s Public Works Bill

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's $1 billion public works bill gets its first look in the Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday. The House Capital Investment Committee holds the first hearing on Dayton's recommendations for civic centers, college labs, flood protection, roads and bridges paid for by state-issued bonds.

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Target Revises Political Giving Policy After Flap

Target Corp. has revised its policy concerning political giving a few months after a controversy over its $150,000 donation to a business group that was backing a conservative Republican candidate for Minnesota governor.

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A Fee Here, A Fee There In Dayton’s Minnesota Budget

A closer look at Gov. Mark Dayton's budget reveals a smattering of fee increases on Minnesota consumers and industry professionals more likely to pass than his giant income tax proposal.

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Dayton, Republicans Take Budget Views On The Road

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders hopscotch across Minnesota on Wednesday to pitch opposing views on the Democratic governor's budget. Dayton starts in Duluth and stops in Moorhead, Mankato and Rochester where he will appear with local mayors. Republican Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and House Speaker Kurt Zellers are traveling in the opposite direction to the same cities to criticize the plan.

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Banaian: Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal “Not Balanced”

At least one local Republican lawmaker says Governor Dayton's budget balancing proposal includes too much spending, and not enough cutting. Dayton's plan calls for $2.28 billion in tax increases for the top earners, and only about $1 billion cuts.

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Half Of Dayton’s Deficit Fix Comes From Taxes

Governor Mark Dayton's Budget proposal would delay school aid payback, cuts MinnesotaCare patients, and includes $2.28 billion in new income taxes.

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Minnesota Veterans To Announce 2011 Legislative Agenda

Minnesota veterans groups will be at the state Capitol Tuesday to announce their 2011 joint legislative agenda at Veterans Day on the Hill. Gov. Mark Dayton and retired Major General Larry Shellito, the newly appointed head of the Minnesota

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Source: Dayton Budget To Avoid Cutting LGA

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will ask lawmakers to spare city and county governments from state payment cuts in hopes of avoiding property tax increases. Dayton's plan would have Minnesota spend almost $3.5 billion on several local aid and tax credit programs.

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1st Cuts Won’t Be Deepest In Minnesota Budget Debate

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.

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Governor Dayton Vetoes Bill With $900 Million In Cuts

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a Republican-crafted bill with $900 million in state budget cuts. He'll unveil his two-year budget next week.

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