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April 22, 2018
Crunch time: Minnesota lawmakers have less than five weeks to tackle long list of issues
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Legislature convened two months ago with a lot on its plate. But with less than five weeks until they have to wrap up their work, there's a growing risk much could be left undone. Tax reform, elder abuse, the opioid addiction fight, school safety, a malfunctioning...
April 22, 2018 - 6:19am
April 20, 2018
Dayton, GOP at odds over tax plan as health care for working poor levy is sticking point
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Republicans say Gov. Mark Dayton needs to drop a proposal to continue a tax that pays for health care for the working poor...
April 20, 2018 - 10:29am
April 18, 2018
With new details out, the battle over taxes heats up at the Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL—Sparring over how to best align Minnesota's tax code with recent federal changes began in earnest this week, quickly illustrating...
April 18, 2018 - 6:26pm
April 17, 2018
IRS to delay tax deadline by one day after agency's Tax Day technology collapses
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service announced late Tuesday that it will let taxpayers submit tax returns without penalty through Wednesday,...
April 17, 2018 - 8:54pm
April 12, 2018
House GOP rolls out updated budget plan: Differences with Dayton could spell chaotic session end
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans released a supplemental budget plan Thursday, April 12, that they say continues on the theme of tax cuts and "common sense" spending they set last year. House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, called 2017: "the most productive legislative session...
April 12, 2018 - 9:00pm
April 7, 2018
What should lawmakers consider when rewriting tax policy? Five experts give their perspectives
ST. PAUL — When it comes to taxes, almost everyone has an opinion on who should pay more and who should get a cut. As the Minnesota Legislature prepares to debate the best way to align the state's tax code with recent federal changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Pioneer...
April 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
A tax battle is brewing at the state Capitol: If lawmakers don’t change tax code, thousands of Minnesotans would pay more under new federal law
ST. PAUL — When the Minnesota Legislature returns from spring break, political mud season will begin with lawmakers having just six weeks to find agreement on how to rewrite the state's tax code. That would be tricky anytime, but it's even more complex this year with the entire...
April 7, 2018 - 6:28pm
March 30, 2018
Analysis: The richest Americans get a $33,000 tax break under the GOP tax law. The poorest get $40.
The Republican tax law passed last fall will give the richest 1 percent of Americans an average personal income tax break of about $33,000, while the poorest Americans will receive an average personal income tax break of $40, according to a new study published this week by nonpartisan...
March 30, 2018 - 1:24pm
March 16, 2018
Proposed Dayton budget, tax changes 'complicated'
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton suggests some tax cuts and some increases, lots more spending for some programs, a little more for...
March 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
March 12, 2018
Commentary: FDR's gun-control strategy: Tax 'em
Another school shooting, another debate over gun control. An overwhelming majority of Americans want stricter gun laws, but Congress is unlikely...
March 12, 2018 - 12:50pm
February 21, 2018
Koch brothers try to kill gas tax hike
Some Republicans have very slowly come around to an idea that is anathema to their less-is-more governing philosophy: raising the federal tax...
February 21, 2018 - 11:32am
February 19, 2018
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers will be drawn into a gun debate that has blossomed since last week's Florida school shooting that left 17...
February 19, 2018 - 3:03pm
February 17, 2018
What do federal tax changes mean in Minn.?: Lawmakers decide if taxpayers pay less
ST. PAUL — The federal overhaul of the tax code that Congress approved in December could have serious consequences for Minnesotans depending...
February 17, 2018 - 10:43am
February 7, 2018
BSU accounting students to offer free tax services
BEMIDJI -- BSU business and accounting students are volunteering their time and services as a part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Students who have completed BSU's Tax I course and passed IRS certification tests are offering free...
February 7, 2018 - 6:45am
February 5, 2018
8 ways to prepare for big tax law changes this filing season
The federal tax overhaul put in place by Republicans has produced an unusual show of bipartisanship now that tax season is here: We are a nation...
February 5, 2018 - 11:50am