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Dayton defends plan to increase income taxes on wealthy

The Democratic governor, speaking in front of members of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce on their day at the Capitol, outlined the broad strokes of his revised budget plan, due out this week. He said it will include about $1.8 billion in new revenue generated by an income tax increase on the top 2 percent of earners in the state and a proposed cigarette tax increase.

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House passes health exchange bill; Senate will vote Thursday

Rep. Joe Atkins (Staff photo: Peter Bartz-Gallagher) Legislation establishing a health insurance exchange cleared the House on a largely partisan vote on Monday evening. The 72-58 vote followed more than five hours of contentious debate over the proposal to provide a marketplace for individuals and businesses to purchase insurance products under the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Health care exchange bill clears first committee hurdle

Legislation that would establish a marketplace where insurance for 1.3 million state residents is expected to be purchased cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday. The health care exchange bill passed out of the Senate Committee on State and Local Government on a 7-5 party-line vote.

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