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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a smaller tax-relief bill than Republicans wanted, saying Monday that it would cost $119 million over three years, mostly to cut business taxes.

"It ignored my requirement that any future spending must be paid for and avoid adding to the next biennium's projected deficit" of $1.1 billion, Dayton said.

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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.