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Dayton was right that budget would bring pain

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans knew, or should have known, that the final state budget would not please people.

"My proposed budget solution will be reasonable, balanced - and painful - because I see no easy alternative," Gov. Mark Dayton said in his inaugural address Jan. 3.


After that, he repeatedly said that he himself would not vote for his budget plan, but with a $5 billion deficit there was no choice but to make deep cuts in some state programs.

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