MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Mark Dayton has rejected calls from Republican leaders to call a special legislative session to repeal a controversial tax hike on warehouse services.

The new sales tax on warehouse services and supplies doesn’t go into effect until April of 2014, but Republican leaders say businesses are already making decisions not to expand because of it.

Dayton says he’s willing to look at the tax, but called the GOP effort a “grandstanding stunt.”

“They put us into this hole. The previous administration and republicans put us into this hole, and now they are complaining about how we are getting us out of it. Well, we’re getting us out of it. We’re putting our accounts back in order. We have a balanced budget and it’s going to be an honest budget,” Dayton said.

Dayton said if the economy continues to improve as it has, he will consider cutting some taxes and abolishing others.


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