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ST. PAUL -- Cities would receive more state money next year if legislators approve Gov. Mark Dayton's budget, but after that some could get smaller checks from the Capitol.

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Dayton proposes adding $80 million next year to the Local Government Aid program that primarily helps greater Minnesota and urban cities, a 19 percent increase. In two years, he proposes that a new formula be used to determine how much cities get, a formula that some fear would reduce their payments.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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