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Do tax increases kill jobs? Minn. soon to find out

Wednesday - 2/13/2013, 6:02pm  ET

In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 photo, a bus moves past Minneapolis’ bustling downtown Nicollet Mall. The Twin Cities’ array of theaters and first-class museums, the state’s expansive parkland and its 19 Fortune 500 company headquarters _ the second-most per capita in the country _are frequently touted selling points in attracting talented people. Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed tax increases would primarily hit company ledgers _ just as many other governors, Republicans and even some Democrats, are trying to cut their income taxes and make other changes to attract businesses. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

PATRICK CONDON
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dik Bolger is a lifelong Minnesota Democrat, a gray-bearded baby boomer with a braid down his back whose Minneapolis printing company's plant displays work by local artists and sculptors. He backed Mark Dayton for governor, but his take on the Democratic chief executive's plan for new business taxes could be the voice-over for a Republican campaign commercial.

"We're screwed," Bolger said, if the tax goes through.
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