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Taxes conference committee: The waiting… [with regular updates]

In an afternoon hearing of the taxes conference committee on Thursday, just one day before a self-imposed deadline to compete work on a final taxes bill that raises about $2 billion in revenue, DFL Senate Taxes Chairman Rod Skoe suggested that tax conferees meet with legislative leadership throughout the day to make sure they understands the budget agreement struck with Gov. Mark Dayton earlier this week.

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House passes tax bill

After a steady flow of budget bills on the House floor that appropriate general fund money for the 2014-2015 budget period, the House on Wednesday night passed its tax bill that pays for the spending. The bill passed 69-64 with four members of the DFL majority voting against it.

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Taxes: All eyes now turn to Skoe

Now that the Dayton administration and House Democrats have both released their tax plans for financing an ambitious $38 billion state budget that includes 6 percent in spending hikes, the last piece of the revenue puzzle comes down to the predilections of the Senate DFL caucus and its first-year Taxes Committee chairman, Sen. Rod Skoe.

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