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Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen of Minneapolis briefs reporters Sunday, May 12, 2013, about a budget deal he and other Democratic state leaders reached. With him, from left, are Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Katie Siben of Cottage Grove and House Majority Leader Erin Murphy of St. Paul. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Democratic leaders release state budget outline; details to be negotiated

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democratic leaders plan to raise Minnesotans’ taxes $2 billion in the next two years, with much of the money going for education.


The governor and legislative leaders announced this afternoon, eight days before lawmakers must adjourn for the year, that they have an outline for how to spend $38 billion in the next two years and how to raise money they need.

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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.