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Budget priorities of the three DFL gubernatorial candidates

Here’s a look at how the candidates compare when they proved their budget priorities by distributing 100 hockey pucks.

Here’s a look at how the candidates compare when they proved their budget priorities by distributing 100 hockey pucks.

BUDGET SLAP SHOT            Dayton      Kelliher      Entenza

HHS                                          27           29           28        

K-12 Education                          36           40           50        

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Transportation                            10            1             1        

Higher Ed                                    7             8             *          

Local Govt Aids                             8             9             8          

Public Safety                                 4            5             2           

Environment                                 1            1             *           

Bonding Debt                                 3             3            3           

Economic Dev.                               1             1            3          

State Govt                                      2             2           3         

Ag &Vets                                        1             1           2           

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(*candidate combined spending with another department)

And when forced to account for a 10% budget shortfall here’s how the Democrats balanced the budget:

DAYTON REVENUE:
1 CORP, 2 FED$, 7 INCOME TAX

KELLIHER REVENUE:
4 CORP LOOPHOLE, 4 FED $, 2 INCOME TAX

ENTENZA REVENUE:
3 SHIFTS,  1 INCOME, 1 CORP LOOPHOLE, 1 TAX COMPLIANCE

CUTS/REFORMS: -2 STATE GOVT, -2 HHS