State Budget Surplus Projected At $1.1B

(St. Paul, MN) -- State budget officials are projecting Minnesota will have a one-point-one billion dollar surplus. Governor Dayton wants to take advantage of the windfall to repeal three sales taxes on businesses. He credited "stronger-than-expected growth" in the state's economy for the extra cash. Republican Senate Minority Leader David Hann of Eden Prairie said the surplus proved the DFL-led Legislature "did not need to pass two-billion dollars in additional taxes."