MN governor revises, brings back tax bill that had $101 million mistake
ST. PAUL—A tweaked 2016 tax proposal that never made it into law is back.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said on Thursday, Jan. 5, that his plan calls for $230 million in a variety of tax cuts and $70 million in new spending for things such as increased state aid to local governments.
It is based on a bill most legislators backed last year, but Dayton opted not to sign after a $101 million mistake was discovered in it. The Democratic governor claims nearly a half million people would receive tax relief from his plan, announced on the third day of the 2017 legislative session.