Dayton Nears Monday Deadline For Tax Bill Decision
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The fate of tax cuts for Minnesota farmers, college students and parents with child care costs is up in the air.
Gov. Mark Dayton faced a Monday deadline to sign the Legislature's $260 million tax relief bill after days of vowing he might veto it unless lawmakers meet his additional demands. The timing of the governor's action was unclear.
The tax bill has become leverage in ongoing talks for a special session to wrap up unfinished work. A package of public works projects and transportation funding didn't pass before the Legislature adjourned late last month.
But Dayton also wants extra funding for the state's public university systems. House Republicans have accused the Democratic governor of holding the tax bill hostage.