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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton unveils his tax and spend plan for the next two years on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. His plan mixes spending cuts and increases, along with tax cuts and increases. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

Dayton emphasizes new money for education, jobs

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ST. PAUL -- Nearly $730 million more would be available to education and jobs programs under a budget Gov. Mark Dayton proposes for the next two years.

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The plan Dayton released Tuesday would increase taxes about $2 billion. The state would raise and spend nearly $38 billion in the two years beginning July 1 under the Dayton plan.

About half of the new money would plug the state deficit, with the other half upping spending in areas such as education and jobs.

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