Eastlund: House Tax Bill Hurts Chisago County Project

Monday, April 27th, 2009 at 5:33 am

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.

Hear Eastlund’s Comments:

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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.

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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.

1 Comment

  1. tony peterfeso 02/16/10 at 12:18pm

    your artcle i read on line about jeremy kalin says he is in north branch. he does rent a house in north branch
    but he does not live in it . he lives at 1924 garfield ave ne mlps,mn. with his wife hope,this is a huge deception on the tax payers if chisago county.
    tony peterfeso
    651-213-6619

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