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Gov. Dayton signs tax bill, makes DMC a reality

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- Gov. Mark Dayton signed the tax bill Thursday afternoon, finally making Destination Medical Center a reality.

The legislation includes $2.1 billion in tax increases.

Gov. Dayton made a stop at Mayo Clinic Wednesday to celebrate the DMC Plan which will reshape the face of Rochester.

The bill includes a 2 percent income tax increase on the wealthiest 2 percent of Minnesota. It also includes a $1.60 increase in the state's current cigarette tax and some expansion of sales taxes paid by Minnesota businesses.

He also inked his name to budgets covering jobs and economic development, public safety, state retirement plans and transportation.

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