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Horner would mix cuts, tax increases


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota programs would be cut $2.45 billion and taxes increased $2.15 billion under governor candidate Tom Horner's budget plan.

Horner's proposal would lower the state sales tax by a penny a dollar, but he would start taxing clothing and personal services for an increase of $1.4 billion. He said he has not decided what services to tax, but earlier hinted that haircuts could be among them.

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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.