The Star Tribune's political team reviews this week in politics at the Minnesota State Capitol.
He told a friendly, feisty Duluth crowd that raising taxes on high earners and smokers makes sense. But other DFLers have other ideas.
Governor abandons expansion of sales tax, property tax credit.
Larger increase would fund additional rapid-bus routes and accelerate build-out of light-rail lines.
Chamber members applauded Dayton’s dumping of business tax plan, but not other tax ideas.
When Dayton unveils his new budget proposal this week, the plan will lean heavily on a tax hike for the wealthiest 2 percent of Minnesotans and he is strongly considering a significant bump in the tobacco tax, sources say.
The governor said his plan lacked public support. The change means he won't have the money for the $500 property tax rebate he proposed for each family.
After hearing weeks of complaints about his proposed new business taxes and receiving an improved state budget forecast, the governor said he'd reconsider the tax proposal but made no promises.
Minnesota isn’t alone in looking at depending more on sales taxes.
Online sales accounted for roughly 10 cents of every retail dollar spent in the United States last year, and the inability to tax that commerce has become a vexing problem both for state officials and for bricks-and-mortar business owners who argue that the system gives Internet sellers an unfair advantage.
49% support tax on clothing costing more than $100; 63% oppose sales tax on business services.
Two-year projection shrinks to $627M. GOP says Dayton should back off on tax hikes.
Analysis: DFL governor’s plan to reshape state taxes jeopardizing his efforts to court CEOs.
Minnesota is one of only 10 states that don't tax clothing, a policy that is celebrated by local businesses that compete on price and shoppers who want the most for their dollar.
The governor's office clarifies business-to-business sales tax rule, saying services sold by Minnesota companies to out-of-state firms would not have to charge it.
Mark Dayton's proposal to tax sales between businesses has attracted opposition from a powerful group of professions. The same was true in Florida in 1987.
Gov. Mark Dayton acknowledges criticism of his budget but says he feels like Paul Revere