Dayton calls delay on tax bill unacceptable


Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton says he is “very, very, very disappointed that the Minnesota legislature has not passed a tax cut bill. The Minnesota Department of Revenue says the law must be changed soon so that Minnesotans filing their tax returns in April can see the savings.

In the video below, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk responds to allegations from Governor Mark Dayton that the Senate is delaying a tax bill until the House approves a new home for the Senate. Bakk says that the tax bill has been proceeding swiftly and may come up on the floor this week if Republicans will agree to waive the rules. On a new home for the Senate, Bakk says that he has urged the House rules committee and House Speaker Paul Thissen to approve the spending for a new Senate Office Building since the capitol is being renovated and after the 2015 session the Senate will not have any offices there.