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.