Poll: Opinions Vary On How To Spend $1.2B MN SurplusA new poll shows Minnesotans are divided on how to spend a $1.2 billion state surplus. About 30 percent of respondents want the money refunded to taxpayers. Roughly the same number of people say the state should save the surplus and another 31 percent say spent it.
Dayton Revives Gas Tax Increase For Transportation PlanGov. Mark Dayton says a gas tax increase to fund road and bridge repairs should still be on the table. He declared that proposal dead late last year. But Dayton clarified Friday that was his political assessment, not his preference.
Good Question: Where Does Money From Lottery Ticket Sales Go?Since the beginning of the current record-breaking Powerball run, Minnesotans have bought $50 million worth of Powerball tickets. But, not all of that money goes to prizes. That’s why Marlene, Lloyd, Deb and Robbie want to know: Where does all the money go? Good Question.
In Last 2 Months, Minn. Takes $43M More In Taxes Than ExpectedMinnesota is again riding a wave of strong tax collections. After a small dip in November, the state's tax take rebounded in December.
New & Old Hurdles On Lawmakers' 2016 AgendaA to-do list with items new and old will confront Minnesota's politicians in 2016, from spending down a hefty new budget surplus to facing voters in November.
Sen. Reinert Of Duluth Says He Won't Run Again State Sen. Roger Reinert has announced he won't run for re-election. The Duluth DFLer said in a statement Sunday that after serving more than a decade in public office, he's ready for the next chapter in his life.
MN House GOP Seeks Elimination Of Cabin Property TaxMinnesota House Republicans are proposing to eliminate the statewide property tax on cabins. Currently, cabins are taxed at a higher rate than normal homes and have generated about $44 million each year for the state.
Officials Project Nearly $1.9 Billion Budget SurplusMinnesota officials project nearly $1.9 billion state budget surplus through June 2017.
MN Surplus Expected To Top $1B, Possible Tax Cuts in '16As a sign that Minnesota's economy continues to improve, lawmakers will find out this week about a state budget surplus that's expected to top $1 billion. Gov. Mark Dayton is ready to resurrect a plan to expand child care tax credits, and working family tax credits.
Key Lawmaker On Taxes Resigning To Take Job At Lobbying FirmA power player at Minnesota's Capitol is resigning her House seat to take a job at a lobbying firm, where she'll keep a focus on tax and local government policy.
Crackdown On Luxury Car Owners Dodging Taxes With Montana Registration The state of Minnesota is cracking down on a high-end motor vehicle scheme that originates in Montana, and has cheated the state out of at least $1 million in taxes.
Study: Minnesota One Of Least Tax-Friendly StatesA new analysis of taxes in the U.S. finds Minnesota is one of the least tax friendly states.