What would be taxed under Dayton's new sales tax plan? Read the list.
January 24, 2013 — 7:58pm
Late Thursday, the Minnesota Revenue Department released a two-page list of what would be newly taxed under Gov. Mark Dayton's plan.
The governor's proposal would cut the current sales tax from 6.875 to 5.5 percent but extend it to all sorts of new items and services. Importantly, the plan would charge sales taxes on business-to-business services, which would bring in billions to the state coffers.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.