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Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston, chairman of the House Taxes Committee, makes informal remarks to members of the Little Crow chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors during a stop Tuesday at the Oaks in Willmar. He said repealing the statewide business property tax is a priority of a House Republican caucus convinced counties should not collect state tax dollars. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Key Minn. Republican: Counties should not have to collect state business property tax


WILLMAR -- The chairman of the House Taxes Committee says proposed repeal of the statewide business property tax is a top-tier tax relief priority of the House Republican caucus because counties should not be collecting state tax dollars.

The statewide business property tax was implemented about 10 years ago because a former top Democratic senator said that businesses don't pay enough property taxes, said Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston, House Taxes Committee chairman.

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