Final budget talks open with Dayton movement; McNamara says 'big divide' still there
ST. PAUL -- Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton Monday morning told Republicans he would cut his tax increase plan in half, but said that is as far as he will go.
Republican legislative leaders left the meeting saying they never will agree to a tax increase.
In that case, Dayton told reporters, Republicans need to come up with other new revenue to balance the state budget.
"I will go halfway," Dayton said. "I won't go further."