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Dayton budget impacts on Cottage Grove, Washington County


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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