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House plan ups alcohol, cigarette, income taxes

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ST. PAUL – House Democrat leaders say they need to raise taxes on the richest Minnesotans’ incomes, alcohol and cigarettes to fund top priorities.

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The extra $2.5 billion in revenue they would gain from new or expanded taxes would go to pay back state money owed to school districts and fund key areas such as early childhood and higher education, job creation and property tax relief, legislative leaders said Monday.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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