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Sen. Westrom responds to the governor's budget proposal

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Governor Mark Dayton released his budget proposal this week which calls for $37.9 billion in state spending for FY 2014-15. Compared to the $35.2 billion budget in FY 2012-13, this is a 7.6 percent increase in spending and an 11.9 percent increase in taxes.

The Governor's budget proposed $225 million in cuts, but also has $3.7 billion in new taxes. His tax proposal is the largest tax increase ever proposed by a Minnesota governor.

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