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Aug 15, 2013

Thompson, Zellers push Dayton on warehouse tax repeal

The loss of projected collections from the agriculture tax will remove $29 million in revenue toward the DFL majority's budget, and the warehouse tax would take away an additional $90 million.

Aug 14, 2013

Dayton, leaders to meet on special session agenda

Republican leadership has used Dayton's openness to additional topics to push for a repeal of the business-to-business warehouse tax.

Aug 9, 2013

On second thought: Put farm repair tax on agenda, says Dayton

A special legislative session appears imminent. Gov. Mark Dayton has suggested Sept. 9 for a one-day gathering of the House and Senate. But the exact agenda for the session has remained uncertain in recent days. Dayton indicated on Tuesday that he wanted disaster assistance relating to storm damage in 18 counties to be the sole item on the agenda.

Jul 30, 2013

Dayton: Local property taxes will dip by $120 million

Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL legislators today took credit for a projected $121 million decline in property taxes for 2014. Republicans, however, flatly denied that the local property tax reductions will happen and Dayton conceded that only local elected officials, not state lawmakers, can reduce property taxes with the increased aid they get from the state.

Jul 8, 2013

GOP makes a second call for special session

Republicans on Monday made another request of Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special session to repeal a tax on warehousing and storage services that was part of the budget that lawmakers approved earlier this year.

Jul 5, 2013

David Hann won’t run for governor in 2014

Hann, a four-term senator from Eden Prairie, issued a news release on Friday afternoon pulling his name from the possible field of candidates, saying he wants to focus on his job as minority leader in the upper chamber.

Jul 5, 2013

Dave Thompson steps down from GOP Senate leadership

The Lakeville-area Republican announced his decision in a letter to Senate Minority Leader David Hann, who is also thinking about entering the 2014 field.

Jul 2, 2013

GOP Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen considering a run for governor

Ingebrigtsen, first elected to his Alexandria-area Senate seat in 2006, says he's been getting encouragement from supporters to run for the state's highest office and plans to make his decision final in "a month or a month and a half." He would join a growing field of GOP candidates seeking the office, including Rep. Kurt Zellers, Sen. Dave Thompson, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson and O[...]

Jun 28, 2013

Senate, Brodkorb battle over personal records in latest filings

The Senate is seeking a variety of personal materials from aggrieved former staffer Michael Brodkorb, including medical records, recent employment history and private communications relating to his discrimination lawsuit.

Jun 24, 2013

Dave Thompson registers gubernatorial campaign committee

State Sen. Dave Thompson registered a campaign committee to run for governor on Monday. Thompson becomes the fourth GOP candidate seeking to take on DFL Gov. Mark Dayton.

Jun 12, 2013

Tom Bakk: Remembrance of the session past

In the end, the DFL-controlled 2013 Legislature finished its budget work on time — with four minutes to spare, to be exact. It was 11:56 p.m. on adjournment day by the time the Minnesota Senate wrapped up its vote on the tax bill.

Jun 12, 2013

MN Chamber gives low marks to DFL legislative majorities

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce was not impressed by the work of the DFL legislative majorities during the 2013 session.

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