Minnesota budget notebook: Parties agree tax changes needed
ST. PAUL -- Democrats and Republicans said tax reform should be part of a plan to tackle the state's deficit and create a budget, although on Wednesday they were light on specifics.
Senate Majority Leader-elect Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said in discussions with people across the state it has become evident that "a growing reliance on property taxes is a problem." But he was reluctant to say that tax changes would mean higher payments.
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