CHICAGO — The new governors of neighboring Minnesota and Wisconsin, in their inaugural addresses this week, offered similar pledges to tighten their states’ belts and focus on job creation, but veered far apart on the issue of tax increases.   

Minnesota’s Mark Dayton, the first Democrat to win the state’s governor’s office in two decades, warned of a need for a tax hike to deal with a looming $6.2 billion deficit in the next two-year budget cycle that begins July 1.

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