The DFL-led proposal would lower the sales tax rate to 6 percent from 6.875. But the state would broaden the sales tax to include a first-ever tax on clothing, auto repair, dating services and haircuts.
Updated: April 29, 2013, - 10:25 PM
The $2.6 billion tax measurem approved on a 69-64 vote, raises taxes on smokers and drinkers to balance the budget. The Senate continues to debate a significantly different tax plan.
Updated: April 25, 2013, - 06:24 AM
Drug tests for lawmakers and welfare recipients passed the House this week and may win Senate support.
Updated: April 23, 2013, - 09:03 PM
The legislation includes $150 million in cuts and mandatory drug tests for lawmakers.
Updated: April 23, 2013, - 10:05 AM
$585M request is cut deeply in House, Senate versions.
Updated: April 22, 2013, - 09:37 PM
The revised plan would trim clinic’s $585M funding request. A House version would ask the Rochester community to pitch in...
Updated: April 11, 2013, - 10:53 PM
Legislators blasted Mayo Clinic's CEO, insulted its hometown and nearly derailed debate on a $500 million bill over a $5 million local tax spat.
Updated: April 10, 2013, - 10:47 PM
Governor’s bonding bill will face a friendly Legislature, though GOP side gives it a chilly reception.
Updated: April 09, 2013, - 05:59 AM
The bill was characterized as a “fallback plan” in case the gay marriage proposal fails.
Updated: April 04, 2013, - 03:35 PM