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Rep. Lyle Koenen of Clara City follows debate Saturday as Minnesota representatives meet in a rare weekend session. Members debated a transportation bill and whether to raise Minnesota taxes. House members ultimately approved raising a variety of taxes on a 68-65 vote. (Tribune photo by Don Davis)

House joins Senate in passing tax increases to fill budget hole

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ST. PAUL -- What to do about taxes is the most controversial of many controversial money issues in the Minnesota Legislature and now the House and Senate have passed different plans.


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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.