Dayton’s Top Tax Collector Starts Job In Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton’s pick to head state tax collections starts full-time on Wednesday, 12 days before taxes are due.

Myron Frans becomes Minnesota revenue commissioner after serving voluntarily for three months while exiting a business he headed.

Frans is a seasoned tax attorney who served as CEO of a manufacturing company.

He says his priorities will be accurate spending estimates as lawmakers and Dayton attempt to erase a $5 billion deficit, supporting Dayton’s proposal to raise taxes on the highest earners and improving audits and customer service for tax filers.

Former Revenue Commissioner Dan Salomone stayed on for three months under the Dayton administration after serving as an appointee of Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

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