The measure passed with resounding DFL support and votes from four Republicans. The measure now goes to the Senate on Monday.
Updated: May 11, 2013, - 12:11 PM
Dayton, legislative leaders target tax loopholes but not new casinos.
Updated: May 09, 2013, - 06:11 AM
Advocates on both sides continued to press legislators in preparation for Thursday’s vote.
Updated: May 09, 2013, - 05:50 AM
The simmering fight over same-sex marriage spilled into the open Monday, as both sides erupted in a final, frantic push on an issue that has divided the State Capitol for months.
Updated: May 06, 2013, - 11:30 PM
But Bakk’s soaring political currency took a body blow this week when the DFL-controlled Senate got caught by some shrewd, last-minute GOP vote-flipping and failed by a slim margin to pass its own tax bill.
Updated: May 04, 2013, - 06:02 AM
Pressure comes ahead of House and Senate votes, expected soon.
Updated: May 01, 2013, - 08:56 PM
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 governor says he will reject any plan that raises overall taxes on the middle class.
Updated: April 29, 2013, - 06:08 AM
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