Signs of progress in budget cliff-hanger

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON, ERIC , roper and MIKE KASZUBA
  • Updated: June 25, 2011 - 11:24 PM

A growing number of GOP lawmakers say they could support some form of increased revenue to break deadlock.

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jimmyb007Jun. 25, 11 8:33 PM

sounds like reasonable "taxes"....let's also include another sin tax....on unhealthy food

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marshaJun. 25, 11 8:36 PM

Tired of the impasse- tired of who is going to "win" -- THe citizens of Minnesota are the ones who should be the "winners".

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maypowJun. 25, 11 8:37 PM

Ok....repubs....how is raising the personal income tax killing jobs? Same on the national level, rebpubs talk about extending tax cuts to spur jobs but where are thos jobs, that tax cuts were to spur....That is right China, Pakistan, India...tax cuts to the Repubs just means more wealth to them and unemployment for everyone else...maybe it is time for reverse tax cuts....u get tax cuts if u keep jobs in the states, no using illegals, u provide living wages and benefits...then u get your tax break.....if not...oh well...u pay more..it is time that corp's are held accountable...and responsible...u move your production oversears or to Mexico (Levis come to mind recently)....u now have to pay a tariff to sell here...maybe equal to 50% of selling price...that will bring our jobs back here!!

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ranger78Jun. 25, 11 8:38 PM

Hmmm. $5 billion deficit and Dayton keeps dragging the Vikings stadium into the discussions. Fix the budget Gov and let the Vikings build their own stadium.

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minn55408Jun. 25, 11 8:40 PM

This is why I will never vote for the GOP.. They are selling us out again. They can't hold their ground. They screw us on the gun laws and now they are giving everything way.

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jfoxmedicJun. 25, 11 8:46 PM

Don't cave in legislators!!! You have to hold the line. You already let a 6% increase in the budget along with it being the largest in MN History. Stick to your promise and get this under control with what we have now.

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prsolingerJun. 25, 11 8:46 PM

There will be a deal made before July 1. Neither side wants the political ramifications of what would happen if it doesn't. There will be some kind of revenue increase, whether lamestream Republicans want it or not. When push comes to shove, nobody cares what Tony Sutton has to say about it. There will be spending cuts as well, but I think the cuts won't be as drastic as those previously proposed. In all, I am optimistic about what's going to happen.

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patrickjdJun. 25, 11 8:47 PM

Why not just tap into the reserves each special interest group is holding on to? The schools have hundreds of thousands of dollars stashed away. Most cities do too. Just use local rainy day funds until Dayton gives up on his wasteful tax increase mantra.

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unknownfritoJun. 25, 11 8:49 PM

Go compromise Go!

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pic6325Jun. 25, 11 8:53 PM

Holding the line on Job Killing Taxes really means..... make our tax system more regressive by increasing property taxes. Any other interpretation is delusional.

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