ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s goal of enacting a bill cutting and repealing taxes by next Friday appears unlikely to be met.

Assistant Majority Leader Katie Sieben said Friday it will be “difficult” for that chamber to pass a plan by then. The House voted 126-2 on Thursday for $500 million in tax reductions on businesses and for state income tax filers.

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Dayton’s administration wants approval of the changes soon so people won’t have to file for extensions or submit amended returns to claim tax relief.

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Sieben says fellow Senate Democrats want to fully air the tax proposals and proceed cautiously with dispersal of the $1.2 billion state surplus. She says extra time doesn’t necessarily signal a deeper disagreement with Dayton and the House, which is also run by Democrats.

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