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July 12, 2015
State tax collections beat expectations again
ST. PAUL — Minnesota collected $555 million more in taxes over the last three months than state economists had predicted in February as both individual and corporate income turned out higher than expected. The news means lawmakers will have even more money than expected to dispose...
July 12, 2015 - 11:18pm
April 20, 2015
Letter: Use your farm subsidies
Would it be out of line to suggest that the Atwater area farmer who wondered how much the state was going to tax him for installing pollution-reducing stream buffers use some of the substantial taxpayer-provided money he has received in farm subsidies for this purpose? Stan ...
April 20, 2015 - 5:00am
April 15, 2015
Farmers and businesses would get GOP tax breaks
ST. PAUL — Farmers and businesses would receive at least a quarter of the $2 billion of tax cuts Minnesota House Republican propose. A GOP...
April 15, 2015 - 11:05pm
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
April 15, 2015 - 5:00am
April 14, 2015
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
April 14, 2015 - 5:00am
March 24, 2015
Minnesota GOP features $2B in tax cuts over next two years
ST. PAUL -- House Republicans want to cut Minnesotans' taxes $2 billion and increase state spending $1.5 billion in the next two years.
March 24, 2015 - 11:31am
March 23, 2015
Republicans announce transportation budget plan
ST. PAUL — The announcement of Minnesota Republican legislators’ transportation plan Monday sets up the debate about how to fund road, bridge...
March 23, 2015 - 11:04pm
Minn. Republicans present $7B, 10-year transportation plan with no new taxes
ST. PAUL -- Legislative Republicans say they can fund all 607 Minnesota road and bridge projects Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton proposes, but without tax increases.
March 23, 2015 - 10:51am
March 11, 2015
Letter: Minnesota’s economic success
When Gov. Dayton took office he inherited a budget deficit of $6.2 billion and an unemployment rate of 7 percent from his Republican predecessor. Thanks to his leadership we now have a projected budget surplus in excess of $1 billion and an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent. Minnesota...
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
March 10, 2015
State leaders disagree on rail oil safety plans
ST. PAUL — There is no overall agreement on how to prevent Minnesota oil train explosions. Democrats want to raise railroad taxes $100 million...
March 10, 2015 - 11:26pm
February 22, 2015
GOP legislators’ focus turns outstate
ST. PAUL — If rural Minnesota lawmakers get their way this session, a lot more taxpayer dollars soon will start flowing out of the seven-county...
February 22, 2015 - 11:00pm
January 21, 2015
State income tax filing season begins in Minnesota
ST. PAUL (Forum News Service) — Tax season is underway in Minnesota, as residents have been able to file state income tax forms as of Tuesday. The Minnesota Department of Revenue said its online filing system will be available until the file date of April 15. The department’s...
January 21, 2015 - 7:00am
January 20, 2015
Kandiyohi County denies Habitat for Humanity tax abatement
WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota will have to pay $37,305 in overdue property taxes on their office and ReStore...
January 20, 2015 - 11:37pm
January 13, 2015
Minnesota revenues increase by $212 million
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans paid more in taxes than expected the last two months, Minnesota Management and Budget reported Monday. The state finance agency said tax collections were up 6.4 percent over November projections. Individual November and December income taxes were nearly $1.6...
January 13, 2015 - 7:00am
December 26, 2014
Minnesota tax increase possible, not guaranteed
ST. PAUL — Let’s face it: What most Minnesotans want to know about the upcoming legislative session is whether lawmakers will raise their...
December 26, 2014 - 8:00pm