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Taxes would be raised on wealthy, cigarettes ST. PAUL — Minnesota political leaders have spent months preparing state budget plans, and eight days before the Legislature must adjourn for the year they announced they have reached agreement on some tax and spend guidelines.
Following a nearly nine-hour debate on the Minnesota House floor, the Minnesota House Democratic majority approved a nearly $2.7 billion tax increase proposal that will financially impact every Minnesotan.
District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake
, May 08, 2013
With just three weeks before the scheduled adjournment of the 2013 legislative session, the intent of the DFL lawmakers actions are clear. They are doing everything imaginable in their power to drive entrepreneurs and job creators out of Minnesota.
Phil Krinkie, Taxpayers League of Minnesota
, May 03, 2013
WASHINGTON — Budget battles in the statehouse and in Washington have been predictably ugly this year. And it stands to get worse as we prepare for looming cuts across the board. In St. Paul, lawmakers continue to exchange jabs about what programs to prioritize.
Governor to unveil changes in budget proposal on Tuesday
ST. PAUL — It seemed as if pretty much no one liked Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to tax business services, prompting him to overhaul a budget plan he presented six weeks ago.
WORTHINGTON — The local network of volunteers is gearing up for the beginning of tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those who are age 60 and older.
WORTHINGTON — As a result of late action taken by Congress to approve an American Taxpayer Relief Act for 2013, many of the forms people use to figure individual and business taxes aren’t yet available, and likely won’t be for a few more weeks.
Budget proposal ignited concerns about potential impact
ST. PAUL — Someone has to pay.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal would add more than $3.1 billion in new tax revenue over the next two years. Higher income taxes on the richest Minnesotans would bring in about $1.1 billion, but the rest has to come from somewhere.
ST. PAUL — Amid jockeying by interests looking for a pass, Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday it will take a “very compelling case” to win exemptions from his plan to subject more items and services to the state sales tax.
Job creation, permitting process among other priorities during current legislative session
WORTHINGTON — Trying to lure new businesses and employees to southwest Minnesota is becoming an increasing challenge as tax laws in other states make it more appealing for jobs to move across the state line to South Dakota and Iowa.
Revenue would fund up to three capital projects
WINDOM — As local government budgets get tighter and talk of more cuts continues at the state level, local communities are looking for additional sources of income.
Several proposals on table, including tax on clothing
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers have started making the case for tax changes — including the possibility of a tax on clothing purchases — they say will simplify the tax code and balance the state’s budget.
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