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Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller of Minneapolis discusses a tax proposal that would increase Minnesota income tax $2 billion.

Senate DFLers plan would raise all income taxes for four years


ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Senate will consider raising all state income taxes, with married couples earning more than $250,000 annually being taxed at a new, higher 9.25 percent rate.

Higher income taxes are the key to the Democratic-Farmer-Laborite controlled Senate plan that raises taxes $2 billion all told.

Today's announcement sets up a three-way tax battle with the House and Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

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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.