Legislative Notebook: Interest groups line up against tax provisions
ST. PAUL — A parade of lobbyists picked apart proposals by House and Senate tax committees Tuesday while others gave the plans their blessings.
Among dozens of testifiers was Frank Orton of Walker, whose company owns 15 northern Minnesota convenience stores. Ones in East Grand Forks and Moorhead would be hurt by a proposed $1.60 per-pack increase in cigarette taxes, he said.
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