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Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City, listens to discussion Wednesday during a tax meeting at the state Capitol. Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey

Minnesota’s lawmakers digging deep into tax issue


 ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers have started making the case for tax changes — including the possibility of a tax on clothing purchases — they say will simplify the tax code and balance the state’s budget.

Dozens of bills affecting property, sales and income taxes have been proposed in the Legislature and could be part of a plan to reform the state’s overall tax system. It is a priority cited by Republicans and Democrats, though they face disagreement on the best changes to make.

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