Dayton To Discuss Transit Spending At Capitol Meet

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is holding a roundtable discussion at the Capitol to talk about how proposed cuts to state transit programs would impact riders.

The Thursday afternoon meeting will include Susan Haigh, whom Dayton appointed to chair the Met Council. It will include a number of other Twin Cities local government officials as well as transit users.

Dayton has been holding a series of roundtable discussions to highlight differences he has with legislative Republicans who propose cuts to most areas of state spending in order to eliminate a $5 billion budget deficit. Dayton has proposed a mix of spending cuts and new tax revenue.

Democrats have contended that Republican-proposed cuts to transit programs would fall most heavily on the working poor and disabled.

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