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Majority Leader Tony Sertich of Chisholm talks on the telephone while overseeing the Minnesota House during a rare Saturday session. Representatives dealt with a transportation bill and debated a tax bill. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

House joins Senate in passing tax increase

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ST. PAUL - What to do about taxes is the most controversial of many controversial money issues in the Minnesota Legislature and now the House and Senate have passed different plans.


The House barely passed its measure Saturday night, a day after senators adopted their version on another close vote. Negotiations begin soon on a compromise bill, but the governor says he doesn't like many of the provisions in either plan.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.