Gov. Dayton Unveils $42 Billion Budget
Minnesota Governor Dayton wants to expand early-learning programs, ramp up spending on a broadband build-out and provide modest property tax relief.
Dayton unveiled his $42 billion-plus budget for the next two years.
It is the beginning of a budget debate the Legislature expects to conclude in May.
His plan spreads out a proposed $1 billion surplus by putting 75 percent into programs that benefit the young, the elderly and people with disabilities.
It also puts $45 million into local programs that could ease property taxes.