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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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Former Governor Responds To Dayton’s Criticism

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty answered his successor's sharp criticism over the state's fiscal shape during an appearance on national television Thursday. Appearing on NBC's "Today" show, the likely Republican presidential candidate responded to Democrat Mark Dayton's remarks during his first State of the State speech as Minnesota governor.

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Gov. Dayton To Deliver State Of The State Address

Governor Mark Dayton will deliver his first State of the State Address today (Wednesday). You'll be able to hear the State of the State Address live on AM 1240 WJON.

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Dayton Says He Plans To Increase School Funding

Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to keep a campaign promise to increase state aid to schools. Dayton and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius outlined an education plan Friday that includes more money for schools, more early childhood education and a greater focus on the achievement gap between white students and racial minorities.

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Senate Takes $930 Million Whack At Minnesota Budget Shortfall [AUDIO]

Minnesota senators have pressed through a bill to slice $930 million from a much-larger state budget deficit. Senator John Pederson of St. Cloud co-authored the bill.

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Minnesota Senate Takes Step Toward New Nuclear Power

The Minnesota Senate has approved legislation giving energy regulators authority to issue permits for new nuclear power plants. Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch says the bill wouldn't lead to immediate construction of a plant. It would get rid of a 17-year-old moratorium on consideration of nuclear energy facilities.

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AP News Break: Labor In Big For Dayton Post-Election

Gripped by tight limits during the campaign, labor unions wrote hefty checks to a post-election account for Democrat Mark Dayton after it appeared clear he would win Minnesota's close race for governor.

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Dayton To Unveil Construction Project Wish List

Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to call for about $1 billion in public works projects on Monday. The Democratic governor will unveil his recommendations for state-backed construction work at a morning news conference.

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