Republicans in the Minnesota House released their budget targets today and it includes spending cuts in Health and Human Services, higher education and state government. The proposal also takes a deeper cut in tax aids and credits than the budget targets in the Minnesota Senate.
Both plans cut spending to balance the state’s budget. Gov. Dayton has proposed an income tax increase on Minnesota’s top earners, along with a smaller level of spending cuts, to balance the state’s budget.
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