Minnesota Senate Republicans have queued up their tax bill for a floor vote, but the big debate is still ahead with House Democrats over DFLers’ proposed tax increases. The Minnesota Chamber’s Beth Kadoun told Senate G-O-P lawmakers Friday that she appreciates their focus on stabilizing at-risk businesses:

“These strategic actions will help in Minnesota’s economic recovery as we come off the worst economic downturn in over 70 years.”

Anna Odegaard with the Minnesota Asset Building Coalition told lawmakers she hopes there can be tax relief for low-income workers and families:

“In particular, I’d like to ask that you invest in an increase to the Working Family Credit, and a broader increase than is   presently included to the Renters Credit.”

After the Republican majority in the Senate passes their tax bill, they begin negotiations with the Democrat-controlled House on what could be the most divisive issue of this year’s budget debate — Democrats’ proposed tax increase on top-income Minnesotans.