State Rep. Ben Lien is a freshman Democrat from Moorhead, where clothing merchants enjoy an advantage over competitors in Fargo just across the river because Minnesota doesn’t have a sales tax on apparel.
In the far corners of Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget are lesser-heralded changes that would alter how Minnesota residents pay for and interact with their government from cradle to grave.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan to extend the state sales tax to clothing has drawn strong opposition from the Mall of America, which attracts out-of-state visitors with the promise of tax-free purchases.
While all eyes will be on Washington Monday for the inauguration, here at home the focus will shift to St. Paul. On Tuesday, Gov. Dayton will present his budget.
The Mall of America, Minnesota’s top tourist attraction, expressed strong opposition Wednesday to a plan to add a sales tax to clothing.
In a prelude to a bigger debate, Minnesota lawmakers have taken their opening looks at plans to apply the state sales tax to online purchases and expensive apparel.
A proposal to reform taxes in Minnesota could have you paying more for clothing.
Red Bull’s Crashed Ice contributed to an additional $20 Million spent in the capitol city this past January, according to the City’s officials.
A group calling itself Main Street Fairness Coalition wants the Minnesota State legislature to immediately approve a bill this session that would force internet retailers to charge their customers local or state sales taxes.
Representatives of Minnesota businesses large and small are ramping up pressure on state lawmakers to collect sales taxes on purchases made through online-only retailers.
There was mixed reaction Wednesday after the Ramsey County Charter Commission denied voters a referendum on a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
A Ramsey County panel on Tuesday decided not to call a countywide referendum next year on a proposed half-cent sales tax hike to help build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, eliminating an obstacle that team officials said would have delayed the project and added to its cost.
Most of the dozens who testified at a public hearing of the Ramsey County Charter Commission held near the suburban stadium site opposed the stadium tax proposal.
Smokers in Minnesota start paying another penny a pack for cigarettes starting Monday, as an annual adjustment in the state’s cigarette tax takes effect.