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BUDGET BATTLE: Republican, Democrat discuss new bill

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On Sunday, DFL leaders unveiled the details of the state budget bill seeking $2.2 billion in new taxes, and FOX 9 News spoke with Republican Rep. Ron Kresha and Democratic Sen. Richard Cohen about it.

Watch the video for more information.

The main sources of revenue will come from the following:

- Increasing income taxes for the state's highest earners
- Raising the cigarette tax

The plan seeks to close the $627 million budget deficit and pay back $860 million to state schools while investing in early and higher education.

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