Sens. Joe Gimse of Willmar, left, and Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes check votes Friday during debate on a tax bill. Gimse said tax relief for businesses -- which passed Friday night -- helps create jobs. (Don Davis/Forum Communications Co.)
Minn. Senate uses reserve funds to cut business property tax
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Republican-controlled Senate approved business tax cuts Friday that Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton all but promises to veto.
The highlight of the GOP tax proposal senators passed 34-26 along party lines Friday night after two and a half hours of debate is a reduction in a statewide business property tax and its eventual elimination.
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