In Duluth, Gov. Dayton Seeks to Avoid “Barbaric” Cuts

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By Kristin Larsen

While on a statewide tour the day after unveiling his proposed budget, Governor Mark Dayton held a news conference at the Duluth airport and expressed his desire to avoid the most devastating “barbaric” cuts in the budget, taxes where they could be afforded and support local government. Dayton was asked about the costs of perpetual treatment of toxic waste from mines.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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