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DFL proposes cuts, tax hikes

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ST. PAUL - The richest Minnesotans would pay more taxes and schools would lose $1 billion under a Democratic-Farmer-Laborite plan.

Democratic senators Thursday proposed chopping state budgets 7 percent across the board, including education, which Gov. Tim Pawlenty spared in his budget proposal.

However, the DFL plan does not include $2 billion in federal economic stimulus money that lawmakers still do not know just how they can use.

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