Dayton would keep surplus spending to $162 million
Published 03/06/2014, INFORUM
ST. PAUL – A $1.2 billion budget surplus does not mean massive new state spending. Gov. Mark Dayton made that clear Thursday when he unveiled his plan for election-year budget changes: About half of the projected surplus would go to tax cuts, $162 million would be spent on what he called “essential” needs and the rest would go into the state budget reserve.Word count: 797
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