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Dayton Rejects GOP-Backed Tax Bill as Session Wanes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday vetoed a GOP-backed bill that would have aligned Minnesota's state tax code with federal changes passed last year, paving the way for an around-the-clock weekend of work in search of a deal that may not materialize before time runs out on the session.

The Democratic governor rejected the bill with about 20 grade-school students standing behind him at St. Paul's Bruce Vento Elementary School, who counted down and shouted "Veto!" as he stamped the legislation. Dayton said the bill tilted toward the wealthy and corporations and left "crumbs to people who need it."


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