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A constitutional amendment in front of Minnesota voters Nov. 4 would collect $11 billion of new sales taxes in the next 25 years. Clean water and outdoors programs would receive the most funding.

Constitutional amendment would raise money for outdoors, arts programs

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ST. PAUL -- Most Minnesotans agree the state's water needs to be cleaned up.

They support parks, trails and the wide variety of arts programs found around the state.

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On Nov. 4, Minnesota voters decide whether to put their money where their mouth is by raising sales tax 0.375 percent via a constitutional amendment that keeps the increase in place for 25 years.

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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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