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Candidate Dayton v. Governor Dayton

Tonight on Almanac we explore how candidate Mark Dayton said he would handle the budget in our Budget Slapshot from the campaign compared to what Governor Dayton did in his actual budget released this week.  Overall Dayton’s promises pretty much held true, he spent more on health care and education than he even planned and added property tax increases on homes over a million dollars.  Transportation numbers vary because of dedicated funds.  Here’s a grid comparison:

 

Dayton                     Candidate      Governor 

 

HHS                                27                 32  

 

Education                       43                 46

 

Transportation                10                 1

 

Local Govt Aids                 8                 9

 

Public Safety                     4                 5

 

Environment                      1                 1

 

Bonding Debt                     3                 3

 

Economic Dev.                    1                1

 

State Govt                           2               2

 

Ag Vets                                1               1

 

CANDIDATE DAYTON REVENUE:

INCOME TAXES, FEDERAL MONEY, TAX LOOPHOLES

 

GOVERNOR DAYTON REVENUE:

INCOME TAXES, TAX LOOPHOLES, FEDERAL MONEY, PROPERTY TAXES

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