Dayton emphasizes new money for education, jobs
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.
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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