Sen. Torrey Westrom: Comments on Gov. Dayton's revised budget
Governor Dayton recently released a revised budget on March 14, 2013. His modified budget calls for $37.94 billion in state spending, which is up from our current budget of $35.2 billion (a 7.7 percent increase in spending). The governor is still calling for $1.8 billion in new taxes, even after pulling his $2.1 billion sales tax increase due to public pressure.