ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton along with House Speaker Paul Thissen and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk are holding a rare Sunday news conference at the Capitol, indicating a possible deal on the state budget.
The Capitol's three top Democrats met for several hours Saturday to negotiate the final mix of taxes and spending in the state's 2014-15 budget. On the table were a handful of possible tax increases including income tax hikes on higher earners, and sales tax hikes on clothes, cigarettes and alcohol.
Democrats in charge at the Capitol want the additional tax revenue to boost state spending on schools, higher education and property tax relief. Republicans say the plans lean too hard on taxpayers.
Monday marks one week until the Legislature must adjourn its regular session.
- Minnesota ban on Sunday liquor sales may be lifted
- Onalaska mother, daughter charged with child neglect, animal mistreatment
- Onalaska authorities continue to search for man on the run
- 'Candy Man' agrees to surrender medical license
- Handful of rat virus cases seen in Wisconsin and Illinois
- Pocan compliments Trump before skipping inauguration
- Nebraska, Iowa Guard troops assigned inauguration duties
- E. Iowa man charged in death of woman killed by cannon
- Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 4 percent in December
- Winter Rec-Fest Medallion has been found!