MN Governor Dayton to Release Budget Update Thursday

By KBJR News 1

MN Governor Dayton to Release Budget Update Thursday

March 13, 2013 Updated Mar 13, 2013 at 7:19 PM CST

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is expected to present his new budget plan Thursday morning.

That plan is an update to his last budget plan released in January.

In that plan, the Governor proposes to raise $2.1 billion more in state taxes, in part by taxing more items, such as cigarettes and tobacco, in a tradeoff for a lowered rate.

The biggest change is a business to business tax that the Governor is taking out following a better than expected budget forecast late last month.

State Senator Roger Reinert (DFL-Duluth) will meet with constituents on Friday in Duluth to talk about the Governor's tax proposals.

Joining the Senator will be the Department of Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans and several other Northland area lawmakers.

The discussion will take place starting at 7 p.m. in the Montague lecture hall on the UMD Campus.

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