Minnesota Senate Offers Own Tax Relief Measure

Updated: 03/19/2014 8:57 PM
Created: 03/19/2014 11:59 AM
By: Scott Theisen

A tax relief measure now moving on a faster track in the Minnesota Senate could mean immediate breaks for at least 300,000 people.
The Democratic-crafted proposal unveiled Wednesday could get a floor vote as soon as Thursday if Republicans agree to allow it to circumvent normal rules.
The $434 million bill is the companion to a bigger House version. Gov. Mark Dayton has pressed for a final package by this week so filers could claim new exemptions and deductions on the taxes they're filing this year.
Among the recipients would be those eligible for working family credits, recent college graduates paying off loans and certain tuition allowances.

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