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Dayton signs first budget bill

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ST. PAUL -- Agriculture led the way in Minnesota's budget debate.

Gov. Mark Dayton today signed a bill spending $77 million on agriculture programs for the next two years making some cuts while increasing funding for programs such as food inspections.

Democrat Dayton and Republican legislative leaders cited the ag bill as what can be done if they work together.

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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.
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