Republicans defeat Dayton tax plan amid accusations from both sides
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative Republicans went after Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's budget plans Tuesday, with the House defeating his watered-down tax proposal and both chambers working late into the night passing spending bills over administration veto warnings.
With six days remaining in the 2011 regular legislative session, rhetoric escalated and the two sides appeared further apart than ever on eight spending bills and one tax measure.
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