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Update: Dayton's comment about Minn. budget delay was a joke

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday morning that he was considering delaying releasing his budget because of recent back surgery, then said it was all a joke.

“I just wanted to see if anyone reads this stuff!” the governor wrote on Facebook not long after news of the potential delay spread around the Capitol.

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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.