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The Minnesota House meets in a rare Saturday session to debate transportation and tax issues. The Legislature has three weeks left to plug a $4.6 billion deficit in the next two-year budget.

Biggest controversy? Minnesota taxes

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ST. PAUL - What to do about taxes is the most controversial of many controversial money issues in the Minnesota Legislature.

Among the hottest issues is how tax proposals affect businesses. And the controversy of controversies - whether to raise taxes - overshadows everything, in part because of disputes about how businesses would react.

For example, after Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, explained Senate Democrats' tax bill, the Senate's top Republican explained his opposition.

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