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Intense interest in Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program has prompted the state to move a Friday conference for potential manufacturers to a larger venue. Friday’s conference has been moved from a room in the state Department of Revenue building near the Capitol to a ballroom at the Minnesota History Center.
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.
Despite owing his victims more than $1 million, a Twin Cities chiropractor twice convicted of fraud again has his license to practice. Fifteen years ago, Randy Miland served two years in prison for a Ponzi scheme. He later served another three years for a real estate investment scam. A judge ordered Miland to pay more than one-and-a-half million dollars in restitution. That hasn’t happened.
Minnesota House Democrats this week voted to raise the excise tax on beer, claiming it will raise the price only 7 cents a bottle.
Sitting at a café table along Nicollet Avenue, restaurant owner Thom Pham spoke openly about the travails of the business.
Minnesota’s tax man is making it easier to pay by credit or debit card, saying a new payment system that goes online July 1 will be convenient for taxpayers.
A new report by the state Revenue Department says wealthy Minnesotans pay a smaller share of their incomes in state and local taxes.
Republicans who lead the Minnesota House insist they won’t raise taxes to fix the state budget. But they’re looking for ways to more aggressively enforce the current tax code to bring in more money.