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Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen, left, and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk announce there will be a disaster relief-only special legislative session Sept. 9. Behind them during the Wednesday announcement are Republican leaders Sen. David Hann and Rep. Kurt Daudt. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Farm tax cancellation not part of special legislative session

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ST. PAUL -- Farmers will have to wait to see if legislators will overturn a new tax they pay.

Legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton this morning could not agree on doing any more in a special session than approving less than $5 million in disaster relief. Before today’s meeting, everyone seemed to think that a new sales tax on farm implement repair should be canceled.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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