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Revenue Commissioner Ward Einess tells the Senate Tax Committee on Thursday that the state would have a difficult time finding enough unpaid taxes to collect to fund tax breaks in a bill sponsored by Sen. Tom Bakk Cook, DFL-Cook, right. Tribune photo by Don Davis

New job investment plan links small business and history lining main street

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ST. PAUL -- Attempts to lure investments in small business and encourage people to rehabilitate historic buildings could produce jobs, Minnesota legislative Democrats say, and they are willing to bet state money on the idea.


"I don't know how much stimulus this will provide, but we should give it a try," Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said Thursday.

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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.