Reality Check: Why Do Legislators Pass Laws They Know They Will Repeal?Repealing taxes that were approved just a couple months ago is highly unusual, but now it just might happen. Especially when it comes to the farm tax -- a tax so unpopular, even Gov. Mark Dayton hates it, and he signed it into law.
Dayton Now Open To Broader Minn. Special Session In a sudden reversal Thursday, Gov. Mark Dayton said he was open to expanding the scope of a storm-relief special session to include the repeal of a new sales tax on farm equipment repair. Dayton announced his revised position during remarks at Farmfest in southern Minnesota, according to media reports. The special session has been penciled in for Sept. 9 and is expected to be done in a day.