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Minnesota Senate Republicans say no new taxes, fees in budget plan


March 29, 2019

Steve Karnowski – Associated Press

Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka discusses the Senate GOP budget proposal at a news conference at the state Capitol on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Flanked by other Senate Republicans, Gazelka says their plan would balance the budget without raising taxes, in contrast with Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's plan.

Republicans in the Minnesota Senate countered Democrats' spending and tax proposals Thursday with a budget they said would eliminate government waste and avoid raising taxes or fees.

Laying down a marker against two of Gov. Tim Walz's signature proposals, state GOP leaders made clear they will not support a 20-cent-per-gallon state gas tax for roads and bridges, nor his plan to extend a 2 percent tax on health providers, which Republicans call a "sick tax."


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