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Several bills seek to broaden the state sales tax, thus easing Minnesota’s budget volatility

While campaigning for her seat in 2004, Rep. Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, listened to several former Minnesota Finance commissioners complain about the state budget’s volatile mood swings. The complaint, she’s since decided, has merit. Since joining the House in 2005, Hortman has watched the state’s budget bounce from deficit to surplus and back to deficit again. ...

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