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Dayton plans to travel state in support of budget proposal


Gov. Mark Dayton plans to tour Minnesota to drum up support for the revised budget plan he unveiled last week.

Dayton's office has dubbed the town hall events "Meetings with Mark," and plans the first one in Duluth on Wednesday evening. A full schedule will be released later.

Dayton's budget includes a hike in the income tax rates paid by the top two percent of Minnesota earners. That additional revenue would cover a budget deficit and allow the state to boost spending on education programs ranging from all-day kindergarten to grants for college students.

But unlike his original budget proposal, Dayton's revised plan contains no expansion of the state sales tax. The Star Tribune expects the absence of that provision should make the meetings with Mark a little less contentious.

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