Local

Minn. Senate GOP Eyes $102M In Tax Cuts

View Comments
Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul, st paul, generic, government

(credit: Mark Erickson/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Halloween Comes Early At Como Zoo’s ‘Zoo Boo’
  2. Local Cancer Survivor Medals In Invictus Games
  3. Survey: Franken Leads McFadden In Senate Race
  4. Tubby Smith Crashes Motorcycle Entrance
  5. Two Drown In Separate Incidents On Parley Lake

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Senate Republicans are pressing to get rid of a business property tax by the middle of next decade and give scattered tax breaks to married couples, military veterans and investors.

The tax plan outlined Wednesday would dish out $102 million in tax cuts next year and a growing amount in years to come. To pay for that, Sen. Julianne Ortman’s bill depends on money from state government cuts, drawing off the state budget reserve and greater tax compliance efforts.

The signature item is a gradual phaseout of a statewide business property tax. The goal is to eliminate it by 2026. Ortman argues it would improve Minnesota’s business climate and therefore make it easier for companies to hire more people. The bill also contains tax relief for married couples.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,900 other followers