Eastlund: House Tax Bill Hurts Chisago County Project
The Minnesota Legislature is pushing to get all work done by the May 18th deadline. The House met on Saturday and approved a Omnibus Tax Bill, with a vote of 68-65. Representative Rob Eastlund of Isanti was one of 47 Republicans who voted against the bill. He says one of the reasons he can’t vote for it is because of a provision that creates obstacles for a new electrical project in Chisago County.
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Eighteen Democrats also voted against the $1.5 billion bill. One that voted in favor is Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth. He says the bill puts Minnesota in good shape for years to come.
The house bill increases “sin taxes,” including 54-cents more for cigarettes, and increasing the tax on alcohol by three to five-cents per drink. The Senate also approved their tax bill this weekend. The senate plan raises taxes by $2.2 billion.