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Updated: DFL pushing tax hike to Pawlenty

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ST. PAUL -- Legislative Democrats want to raise Minnesota taxes $400 million, mostly on couples who make more than $200,000 annually, to help fix the state budget deficit.

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Senators passed the bill 34-33 this afternoon and the House was to take it up tonight.

Republican legislative leaders flatly rejected the plan, and GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he would veto it.

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