"We're starting to see the positive impact of previous budget measures that focused on spending restraint vs. large tax increases," he said.Dayton's proposal would impose a new tax rate for couples on taxable income above $250,000, hike taxes on cigarettes and rental cars, charge higher taxes to Minnesota corporations with overseas earnings and demand tax payments from "snowbirds" who spend most of their year living in another state. But the most controversial aspect is his bid to broaden the state sales tax to services such as haircuts and legal bills, and to clothing purchases that exceed $100.
Better Minn. Economic Outlook Eases Budget Stress
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