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Dayton seeks better results in government reform efforts

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says his efforts to reform state government are saving money, but Republican plans to "gouge" government are "idiotic."

The Democratic governor and some leaders of his reform movement updated reporters Thursday on their progress, claiming to save $242 million in health-care expenses alone.

Dayton and his chief of staff, Tina Smith, said their efforts are aimed at providing better results, not just cutting government.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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