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Reality Check: Gov. Dayton’s ‘Tax The Rich’ Promise

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ST. PAUL (WCCO) – Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders are hoping to finish work by midnight on a budget deal to end Minnesota’s 15-day government shutdown. It’s an agreement no one seems to like, including Dayton.

Dayton won the election with a very simple promise: Tax the rich. However, it was a campaign promise he did not keep.

Dayton also promised no education cuts, but is now borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars from schools to Band-Aid the budget.

Faced with uniform opposition by Republicans, Dayton abandoned those promises to fix the budget.

Now, there’s bipartisan criticism for the deal Dayton made with Republicans — notably from Dayton’s fellow Democrats, who may not even vote for this budget.

Watch more of Pat Kessler’s Reality Check above.

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