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Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, speaks to Beltrami County DFLers on Sunday as a Democratic candidate for governor. On Thursday, as Senate Taxes Committee chairman, Bakk released a budget plan to pay back what the state borrowed from school districts and would lower the state's sales tax, but also expand it to include clothing. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Bakk proposes sales tax expansion to clothing


Minnesotans just don't want to pay sales tax on their clothing purchases, something Sen. Tom Bakk proposed Thursday as a way out of a state budget hole.

"Our phone calls are about 80 percent against it," Bakk said in an early evening Thursday interview. "Not a surprise, though."

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