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Minnesota, Wisconsin governors seek tax solution


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota and Wisconsin governors are trying to fix a tax controversy they inherited upon taking office last week.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday sent Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a letter demanding that the Badger state send its western neighbor a $59 million check for money due after a tax deal between the two states ended.

Walker, meanwhile, announced via the Wisconsin Revenue Department Web site that he wants to renegotiate the Minnesota deal.

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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.