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Gov. Mark Dayton delivers his third Minnesota State of the State address Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. He said that "we have repaired much of the fiscal damage we inherited." Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

Dayton says Minnesota OK, but needs his budget

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's financial picture is improving, Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed in his Wednesday night State of the State address, but policies in the last decade have hampered progress.

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His solution? Approve the $38 billion two-year budget he proposed two weeks ago that includes more than $3 billion in higher taxes on the rich and a reworked sales tax.

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