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Dayton Ups Amount of Surplus He's Willing to Spend

Updated: 04/24/2014 5:32 PM
Created: 04/24/2014 10:33 AM WDIO.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton says he's willing to devote another $100 million of a budget surplus to spending on pressing needs above his previous proposal.

Dayton said Thursday he made the offer to top lawmakers "in the spirit of accommodation." Earlier, Dayton had proposed $165 million in spending from Minnesota's $1.2 billion projected surplus.

The governor's move puts him closer to levels in bills approved by the Democratic-led Legislature.

Dayton says he wants some of the extra allocations spent on broadband infrastructure expansion, additional prison staffing and court-ordered psychological examinations of sex offenders. Some would also compensate for cost-of-living raises to personal caregivers and for propane price relief adopted earlier this session.

Dayton has also asked lawmakers to dedicate $100 million more for rainy-day reserves and $100 million for tax relief.

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