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Legislative notebook: Dayton delays new budget again

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ST. PAUL -- Wrangling the numbers in a revised budget proposal forced Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to postpone its release.

His spokeswoman, Katharine Tinucci, on Tuesday tweeted the announcement will come "later in the week. Still working on final numbers."

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The Democratic governor released his original budget proposal on Jan. 22. It included $3.7 billion in tax increases as well as $1.5 billion in property tax cuts, leaving a $2.2 billion net tax increase.

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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.
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