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House property tax plan sees cuts, critics

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ST. PAUL - The average rural Minnesota homeowner would pay 9.9 percent lower property taxes under a House Democratic proposal that faces a questionable future.

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"This plan, linking it to income, will allow senior citizens to stay in their houses, families to stay in their neighborhoods and farmers to stay on the land," Property Tax Chairman Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth, said.

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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.
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