The largest property tax cut for homeowners and renters in over 20 years… child care tax credits…  and no state income tax on Social Security benefits for those making under 75 thousand dollars — among highlights of Democrats’ tax cut bill the Minnesota House passed today (Wed, on a vote of 69-to-62).  Dilworth Representative Paul Marquart:

“It looks at our families, it looks at our seniors and say(s), how can we be of the most help with this tax bill.”

Republicans say Democrats could lower state income taxes permanently for Minnesotans, except…

…”spend is what you do — spend, spend, spend and tax, tax, tax.  You just can’t help yourself.”


…Delano Representative Joe McDonald.   Senate Republicans’ bill features ongoing tax cuts, and it remains to be seen if the two sides can hammer out a compromise before legislature adjourns in under three weeks.