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House Tax Chairwoman Ann Lenczewski of Bloomington talks about a $500 million tax cut the Minnesota House debated Thursday. Also pictured is House Majority Leader Erin Murphy of St. Paul, right. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

House passes $500M tax cut; Dayton pushes for more reductions

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House passed a $500 million tax cut Thursday and the governor announced he wants to trim taxes $616 million, but the Senate is headed for smaller cuts.

Democrats said the bill representatives passed 126-2 would provide tax relief to nearly 1 million Minnesotans, in a large part by matching most Minnesota tax law to federal law. That “federal conformity” means $301 million less Minnesotans would pay.

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