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Accusations fly as GOP defeats gov.'s tax proposal


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative Republicans went after Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's budget plans Tuesday, with the House defeating his watered-down tax proposal and both chambers wo-rking late into the night passing spending bills over ad-ministration veto warnings.

With six days remaining in the 2011 regular legislative session, rhetoric escalated and the two sides appeared further apart than ever on eight spending bills and one tax measure.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.