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Raising taxes not all that easy

May 1, 2013
The Journal

The Minnesota Senate, even with a DFL majority, had a tough time passing its tax hike bill on Monday. The package of $1.8 billion in tax increases, including increasing the rate in the top tax bracket, extending the sales tax to clothing and some services (while lowering it to 6 percent), and raising the tax on tobacco, failed in its first floor vote, and only passed after a quick caucus meeting to get the votes lined up.



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