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Dayton budget impacts on Cottage Grove, Washington County

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Washington County's nearly 3,000 wealthiest residents would pay higher income taxes under Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal.

The Democratic governor on Tuesday proposed raising taxes on the wealthiest Minnesotans - the top 2 percent of the state's income tax filers - and dramatically changing the state sales tax structure as ways to erase a budget deficit and increase spending on state programs.


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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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