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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker were among the six governors who met with President Barack Obama on Tuesday morning to discuss the looming fiscal cliff.

Obama on Monday rejected a new offer from Republican leaders in Congress because it does not include higher taxes on the wealthy, Bloomberg News reported (below).

White House and congressional leaders are trying to hammer out a compromise that would avoid a "fiscal cliff" on Jan. 1 when a series of tax hikes and budget cuts would automatically take effect.

Obama is taking his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff to the public at several appearances, to the media in interviews – and to the governors. The bipartisan delegation of six governors were also meeting separately with congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle, USA Today reports.

What is the fiscal cliff, and how could it affect you? A Washington Post calculator info graphic helps answer that.

The Obama interview with Bloomberg:

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