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Rep. Paul Marquart, who leads a Minnesota House property tax committee, released a plan Monday that allows counties to raise the sales tax instead of property taxes, repeals a cap on property tax increases and exempts charitable organizations from property taxes. The Dilworth Democrat's committee hears from the public today on the plan.

BRIEFLY: Plan raises sales tax, not property tax

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ST. PAUL - Counties would get new taxing authority, local levy limits disappear and some charitable organizations would be relieved of paying property taxes under a Democratic tax plan unveiled Monday.


To make up for anticipated state aid reductions, the proposal allows counties to impose a 0.5 percent sales tax increase instead of raising property taxes.

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