Governor Dayton Makes New Offer In Budget Talks By Michael McIntee | July 6, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Minnesota Subscribe to Minnesota Follow this author Click Picture To View Video Report on Dayton Offer From MNnews Click Picture To View Video Report on Dayton Offer From MNnewsPress Release from Governor Dayton’s office: St. Paul, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton once again offered compromise, proposing two different options for closing the gap between the Governor and the GOP legislative proposals. The Governor’s first option includes a temporary 2% income tax surcharge on annual income over $1 million, and the second option includes an increase of the tax on cigarettes by $1.00 a pack. Details of the two proposals are outlined in the attached letter from Governor Dayton, addressed to Senator Koch and Speaker Zellers. 7-6-11 Dayton offer letter Also attached is a document titled “Minnesota Needs a Fair and Balanced Solution: What the $1.4 Billion difference really means to Minnesotans.” This document details the $1.4 billion that currently separates the two proposals. Minnesota Needs a Fair and Balanced Solution Report from MNnews’ Rob Barrett on Dayton’s proposal Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.