Suburban Senator’s Letter

Dear Senate Conferees: We are writing to thank you, as Senate taxes working group conferees, for standing up and fighting for the homeowners we represent. We recognize that you are under intense pressure to give up every point of contention, but we urge you to remain...

Twins Arrogance

Minnesota Twins President Jerry Bell sat before the House Tax Committee on Monday and would not make any commitments from the team on the bill moving through the committee or any other pending legislation. He was directly asked a by Tax Committee Chairman Ron...

House Republican Tax Bill

The debate over the House Tax Plan is underway at the posting of this article. The main argument from the DFL side is voiced by House Minority Leader Tom Pugh (DFL-39A, South St.Paul) “There’s no doubt that this is a big tax cut that has a little something for...

Filling the Void of the House Tax Plan

A balanced budget is required in our state Constitution and this means the projected revenues must offset spending in the biennial budget. Revenue collection comes from the tax bill. Let us point out we have discussed the possibility of there not being a tax bill this...

Timing of the Tax Bill

 The timing of the Tax Bill will be an interesting clue to where the legislature is heading for a number of different issues.  If it occurs before the passage of any spending bills, it seems the session will move forward more smoothly than many anticipate. The later...