Minn. lawmakers start detailed examination of Dayton's budget plan though action a ways off

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: January 28, 2013 - 5:56 AM
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palsarJan. 28, 13 7:40 AM

"Democrats who control the House and Senate say the budgets they pass won't necessarily follow Dayton's path." -- B.S. They will either rubber stamp Dayton's budget or they'll make a couple "token" changes just to say, "see, we're not just a yes vote for the Gov."

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elmore1Jan. 28, 13 7:47 AM

Let's do a line by line review of existing programs for cuts and redundancies prior to considering any new spending.

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xyz123qJan. 28, 13 8:42 AM

Dayton says he has found billions in cuts....I want a refund on my overpayment of taxes, fees, fines and indirect taxes.

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beebee82Jan. 28, 13 8:56 AM

"Let's do a line by line review of existing programs for cuts and redundancies prior to considering any new spending."

I thought the former GOP Legislature already did that. Isn't that why my local rep keeps sending me email blasts bragging about how they "balanced" the budget and weeded out the waste?

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dirtydogsJan. 28, 1310:34 AM

I voted for Dayton and lean left, but I am not a back my party at all costs type of person. This proposal is nothing more than an attempt to provide a ton of money for Dayton's questionable education initiatives. It could significantly hurt middle class families in Minnesota and may even bring about a mini recession as Minnesota families will spend less money on the newly taxed services. While I will not call Dayton a bold faced liar, he sure is doing a 180 based on the platform he ran on. He did NOT want to tax clothing or expand the sales tax due to the negative impact he perceived it would have on the middle class. What changed? Guess his spending programs are more important than middle class families.

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Jimmvy22Jan. 28, 1312:16 PM

The headline should read "State Law makers meet to see how bad they can screw the state, and drive business away. Do they not see what is happening in New York and California? Guess maybe they are jealous. I wonder if the Dem party has a contest to see which Dem controilled state can raise taxes the highest?

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