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Rep. Greg Davids Monday announces he will push a bill next year to refund some money to Minnesotans whose home property taxes rose by more than 12 percent. Also, the House tax chairman said he would reduce the state portion of business property taxes. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Capitol Chatter: Democrats make property taxes an issue, again

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ST. PAUL -- Democrats make it clear they blame Republicans for rising property taxes, and will do that even louder in next year's campaigns.

They hope the charge sticks this time. Democratic-Farmer-Laborite candidates for years have said GOP budget cuts, or lack of tax increases, have forced local governments to raise property taxes.

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