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Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook says Wednesday that a big public works bill is needed to help send construction workers to job sites. With him is Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Minority Leader Paul Thissen.

Dayton, DFL leaders: Tax breaks would spur job growth

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton and Democratic legislative leaders say that cutting a business's taxes for hiring people and passing a large public works bill would create thousands of Minnesota jobs.

Key to a proposal the Democrats offered today is providing a $3,000 tax credit for the unemployed, veterans and recent graduates this year and a $1,500 credit next year. The plan would cost the state $35 million.

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