Minn. Senate leader: Dayton plan won't dictate all

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says there's still room to discuss an expanded sales tax even though Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton intends to abandon that budget approach.

Dayton ready to drop Minn. sales tax overhaul

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tells The Associated Press he's `99.8 percent certain' he'll abandon a bid to broaden the state sales tax to service transactions, a key revenue element of his proposed budget but also one that provoked protest from the business community.

Dayton administration puts finer point on tax plan

Gov. Mark Dayton's administration is striking back against perceptions that his proposed sales tax expansion would put Minnesota business at a disadvantage when bidding for service contracts in other states.