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Minnesota lawmakers at odds over adequacy of ‘historic’ tax cuts; tax rebates

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2023

Gov. Tim Walz has wanted to give money back to Minnesotans in the form of tax rebates checks since last January. And that position only solidified as the state’s budget surplus grew and grew. First, the governor proposed checks worth $350 for a couple. But the idea drew criticism — especially to the eponymous branding and the timing on the cusp of re-election campaign — from Republicans who wanted ongoing tax cuts, and a lukewarm reception from fellow DFLers in the Legislature. Then, the governor bumped up his proposal, reaching...

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