On this day after Tax Day, Republicans in the Minnesota House and Senate begin hammering out a compromise on tax relief — but the bigger question is whether they come up with a bill that Governor Mark Dayton will sign. Democrats are balking at the $1.3 billion in tax relief that House Republicans propose, and Preston Representative Greg Davids says about those objections, “They’ve got their standard line that it’s bailing out billionaires, things like that. Please just read the bill first and take a look at it, and you’ll see that it’s a very good bill for the middle class and the working poor.”
Dilworth Democrat Paul Marquart says there should be tax relief, but in the right balance. Marquart says, “In our town meetings that we held over the Easter break, I was talking about, of the surplus, a third for tax relief, a third for education, a third for health care, broadband and higher education.” Marquart says that would mean about $550 million in tax relief — but that would be less than half of what House Republicans want.
More details in this interview with Rep. Davids:
And in this interview with Rep. Marquart: