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Nov 26, 2014

New chair views local aid with critical eye

Incoming House property tax committee chairman, Republican Steve Drazkowski, is one of the most outspoken conservatives in the lower chamber.

Sep 24, 2014

Report: Property tax cut biggest in 12 years

Liberal think tank Minnesota 2020 released its analysis of property taxes trends Tuesday.

Jul 25, 2014

Why is there so much money in politics?

Maybe the problem isn’t that people want to put money into politics; maybe the real problem is that it pays to put a lot of money into politics.

Jun 13, 2014

Revenue shortfall gets political

Republican legislators and candidates have seized on the run of disappointing tax collection figures, saying it's a clear indication that the state is headed in the wrong direction.

May 19, 2014

The Capitol Note: Lawmakers end session with key tax and spending measures passed

Lawmakers finished out the 2014 legislative session Friday evening with the passage of three major finance and spending bills and a restrictive medical marijuana proposal. Those four pieces were seen as the last major measures to pass this year.

May 9, 2014

Tax conferees agree on $103M more in cuts

A final framework deal is in place for the second major tax-cut bill this session, signaling a resolution to one of the key end-of-session bills of 2014.

May 9, 2014

The Capitol Note: House and Senate have deal on second round of tax cuts

The legislation would cut an estimated $103 million in revenue during the current biennium, with an out-biennium tax reduction of $118 million for 2016-2017. An initially slow-moving conference committee, kept many of the House's property tax cut proposals intact, but drifted closer to the Senate tax reduction target.

Apr 30, 2014

Cig spat smolders between state, Leech Lake tribe

Revenue officials halted tax sharing over alleged contraband cartons.

Apr 25, 2014

Tax talks: Miles to go before they sleep

The Minnesota House and Senate conferees must reconcile vastly different bills.

Apr 25, 2014

Scott County weighs transit funding options

Scott County is gauging whether residents would support a half-cent sales tax to pay for road improvements and transit development and operations.

Apr 22, 2014

The Capitol Note: Lawmakers return to wrap up tax, spending bills before bonding

Though legislators have already passed $443 million in tax cuts, they're still wrangling over the differences between two bills that would provide roughly $100 million in additional tax relief. The House has passed $323 in new spending, which must be meshed with a $210 million bill from the Senate.

Apr 11, 2014

States pursue companies’ overseas cash

U.S. states are trying to capture corporate income taxes lost to offshore havens.

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