Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday proposed to dramatically change the state's tax structure in a budget plan that increases spending by $1.1 billion and focuses on new spending for K-12 schools and early childhood education.
Dayton's plan relies on higher income taxes on top earners and an expansion of the sales tax to individual clothing items more than $100 and some services like legal and accounting services. Cigarette taxes would also increase 94 cents per pack under his proposal.
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