Dayton opens budget talks offering to chop his tax increase
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton this morning told Republicans he would cut his tax increase plan in half, but said that is as far as he will go.
Republican legislative leaders left the meeting saying they never will agree to a tax increase.
In that case, Dayton told reporters, Republicans need to come up with other new revenue to balance the state budget.
"I will go halfway," Dayton said. "I won't go further."
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