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Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth on Monday announces a proposal to allow counties to collect a sales tax instead of raising property taxes.

Property tax chairman: Let counties raise sales, not property, tax

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota counties should be able to raise the sales tax instead of property taxes to make up for state aid cuts, the two state House tax chairmen say.

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"It provides options, flexibility to counties," said Rep. Paul Marquart, House property and local option sales tax chairman and a Dilworth Democrat.

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