Governor Mark Dayton’s expected veto of Republicans’ tax-cut bill drops the issue back on lawmakers’ plate with only four days left in the legislative session. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says, “Really want a tax bill to pass. The conformity issue is a big deal. If we have to wait ’til January we can, I just don’t think that that’s wise.”
Dayton said he will not sign a tax-cut bill unless Republicans agree to 100-plus million dollars in emergency aid to school districts with budget shortfalls. Republican leaders first said it’s too late in the session to pass it, but signaled yesterday (Wed) they’ll try to work with the governor.