Senate budget avoids surcharge that House Democrats want
ST. PAUL -- Senate Democrats do not want to place an income tax surcharge on the richest of the rich, but they are looking into expanding a new tax the governor wants on the top 2 percent of Minnesota earners.
“We are going to take a look at whether the top 2 percent is the right number,” Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said Wednesday after announcing a framework of the Senate Democrats’ budget plan.
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