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South Washington County lawmakers have some support, plenty of questions for Dayton budget plan

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South Washington County lawmakers offered tepid support for key parts of Gov. Mark Dayton's state budget plan, questioned others and said they need to know more about how it would affect local residents.


Sen. Katie Sieben and Rep. Dan Schoen, both Democrats, said the proposal is honest in how it would balance the state budget by raising taxes and cutting spending rather than relying on funding shifts and other gimmicks that have been used in the past.

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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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