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Dayton signs $2.1 billion tax bill into law

Posted by: Jennifer Brooks under Funding, Health care, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota legislature, State budgets Updated: May 23, 2013 - 4:14 PM

Gov. Mark Dayton signed a $2.1 billion tax bill into law Thursday, along with a host of other bills passed in the final hours of the session.

Along with the new tax bill - which includes a $1.60-per-pack hike in cigarette taxes and tax increases on the wealthiest Minnesotans -- Dayton also signed off on the massive $11.3 billion Health and Human Services budget, a jobs bill, the veterans services budget and a host of other provisions passed in the final days of the legislative session.

Dayton signed off on a $429 million jobs and economic development budget and the two-year budget for state veterans services

Other provisions signed into law Thursday afternoon included: the omnibus data practices bill; the public safety finance bill; the omnibus retirement bill; the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance and Policy bill, the transportation finance bill, and changes to state elections policies.

 

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