Reaction mixed to Dayton budget proposal


There was little agreement Wednesday between Democrats and Republicans on Gov. Mark Dayton’s tax proposals. One point of consensus, however, was that the final package may look drastically different when the final product comes together this spring.

Area lawmakers who were reached Wednesday in St. Paul, peppered their responses with terms such as “preliminary conversations” and “starting point.”

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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