$2 billion tax bill heads to passage, bonding remains uncertain
By Don Davis
Forum News Service
ST. PAUL -- The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, was headed for final legislative passage late Sunday while a public works bill remained in doubt as time runs out in the 2013 legislative session.
The tax increases are for plugging a $627 million state budget deficit and giving more money to Democratic priorities such as education.
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