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Cap-and-trade plans confront skeptics

A few weeks from now, on Nov. 2, New Mexico's Environmental Improvement Board is scheduled to vote on proposed regulations setting in motion a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases. It is likely to approve them. That same day, voters will elect a new governor. She will object to the whole idea.

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Rx for Dayton: focus on education

DFL gubernatorial nominee Mark Dayton has not had a good September. The Department of Revenue estimated that his proposed tax increase on the rich would yield not quite half of the $4 billion he originally claimed it would generate; when Dayton submitted a revised budget, it got the tax proceeds right but still fell almost $1 billion of solving the deficit.

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