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Continued: Minnesota's economic outlook will ratchet up the political rhetoric

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 4, 2013 - 9:22 PM

“The Democrats have just passed one of the largest tax increases in state history, and it has had a chilling effect on Minnesota’s economy,” said House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, R-Crown.

Dayton has said that if Republicans had dropped their earlier opposition to tax increases, the state would have emerged from the downturn with mammoth surpluses.

House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, said both sides need to dial down their rhetoric.

“The Legislature’s job is to do things today to help in the future,” he said. “I find this taking credit, taking blame, a little frustrating and beside the point.”

 

Baird Helgeson • 651-925-5044

 

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