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Update: DFL proposal for budget fix includes tax hike; Republican leaders reject it

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Update 12:45 p.m.


ST. PAUL - Legislative Democrats want to raise Minnesota taxes $400 million, mostly on couples who make more than $200,000 annually, to help fix the state budget deficit.

Republican legislative leaders flatly rejected the plan, and GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty's revenue commissioner said there is no way it would escape his veto.

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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.