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Dayton plan puts $1.2 billion surplus toward more tax cuts, bigger reserves

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ST. PAUL - A bigger tax cut and depositing more money in the state budget reserves are Gov. Mark Dayton's priorities in how to deal with a $1.2 billion surplus.


The Democratic governor this morning announced he wants $616 million in tax cuts, a figure that includes $500 million the House is expected to approve later today. He also would spend $162 million more than is included in a $39 billion, two-year budget approved last year.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.