Gov. Mark Dayton reported total income of $385,000 last year and $380,000 the year before that in tax returns he voluntarily released on Thursday. 

Dayton, a department store heir, derived his largest portion of  income from dividends and capital gains on investments. He reported earning $115,000 as governor in 2014 and $118,000 in 2015. 

The governor paid $105,000 in state and federal taxes in 2014 and $106,000 in 2015.

A note from Dayton's press office accompanying the tax release said he made more than $10,000 in charitable contributions in 2015 but did not report them to his tax preparer. It did not disclose recipients of his giving. 

Dayton typically released tax returns during his first term but had refrained from doing so since his second term started. He said in a statement that he did so in conjunction with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's recent release of her tax returns. Clinton has been critical of Republican Donald Trump for his refusal to do likewise.

"The people of Minnesota and the nation should know how their public leaders earn a living," Dayton said. 

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