Dayton’s tax returns show $385k income for 2015

Published 7:30 am Friday, August 19, 2016

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has released his last two years of tax returns.

The records released Thursday show the Democratic governor reported nearly $385,000 in income for 2015. That includes $118,000 from his state salary and roughly $266,000 from investment-related income. His 2014 income was similar.

Dayton paid more than $100,000 in state and federal taxes last year. He says he also donated $10,000 in charity that wasn’t included in his tax return.

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Dayton had vowed to stop releasing his tax returns after the 2014 election because his second term would be his last. But he reversed course, citing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s refusal to release his own tax documents.