GOP Cries Foul Over Tax-Cut Letter Naming Dayton

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republicans say the state Department of Revenue shouldn’t have cited Gov. Mark Dayton’s role in enacting recent tax breaks in a letter sent to people who might benefit.

Republican state senators argued Wednesday that use of Dayton’s name in the letter turned it into a political document. The letter went to some people who qualified for additional deductions or credits because of a bill passed in March.

It starts with a message that Dayton signed the bill and then offers routine information about claiming the breaks. A similar 2010 letter from the Revenue Department included then-Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s name.

Dayton spokesman Linden Zakula calls the GOP criticism “another baseless attack” and says nothing in Minnesota law prohibits the Revenue Department from mentioning a governor’s name in an official letter.

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  • uffta

    But, Dayton is a DFLer and he can do anything he wants in Minnesota! Why? Because the GOP has only Wimps to run against him…..The Brat’s and Media are only interested in getting more drugs………………….Minnesota?


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