Update: DFL proposal for budget fix includes tax hike; Republican leaders reject it
Update 12:45 p.m.
ST. PAUL - Legislative Democrats want to raise Minnesota taxes $400 million, mostly on couples who make more than $200,000 annually, to help fix the state budget deficit.
Republican legislative leaders flatly rejected the plan, and GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty's revenue commissioner said there is no way it would escape his veto.
"It is a non starter," Commissioner Ward Einess said.
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