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Updated: 04/24/2013 8:40 PM
Created: 04/24/2013 5:20 PM | Print |  Email
By: Jessica Miles

Senate Tax Plan: What's in It, What Do Consumers Think

Today the Minnesota Senate tax committee passed a plan that is much different than the House plan.

The Senate's bill would increase taxes on cigarettes.

It would also lower the state sales tax rate, but expand it to tax clothing and many consumer services like haircuts, golf lessons and oil changes.

The bill would also raise taxes on people who have a good income but wouldn't necessarily be considered "wealthy".

The full Senate will likely vote on the bill on Monday.

We talked to some Minnesotans today, some who support a tax on consumer services, others who don't.

Our exclusive KSTP/Survey USA poll reveals how people feel about the potential tax, 57 percent said they oppose it, 34 percent support it, 9 percent aren't sure. The poll also asks if consumer support a tax on clothing, 74 percent oppose that, 23 percent support it, 3 percent aren't sure.


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