The Dayton budget plan

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  • Updated: January 22, 2013 - 9:38 PM

BUDGET PROPOSAL AT A GLANCE

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comment229Jan. 23, 13 4:26 AM

I was middle class most of my life, but now, I can only be described as lower middle class. This budget proposal helps me in every respect. I know some people are going to be all negative about this, but it is time for the middle class at all levels to get a break and if the outcome is correct then this works. Sure beats using tobacco money payouts and borrowing from our schools as gimmicks to temporarily fix the state money problems.

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CarverKrisJan. 23, 13 8:57 AM

We already have a MN State Property tax refund available to many residents, and it is often more then $500 - what am I missing here?? http://www.revenue.state.mn.us/individuals/prop_tax_refund/Pages/File-and-Pay.aspx owned and lived in your home on January 2, 2013. To qualify for the: — regular property tax refund, your total household income for 2012 must be less than $103,730. The maximum refund is $2,530. — special property tax refund, you must have owned and lived in your home both on January 2, 2012, and on January 2, 2013; your net property tax on your homestead must have increased by more than 12 percent from 2012 to 2013; and the increase must be $100 or more. There is no income limit for the special property tax refund, and the maximum refund is $1,000. For more information, see page 11.

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CarverKrisJan. 23, 13 9:05 AM

We already have a MN Prperty tax refund and have for many years, also many times it is more then $500 - what new $500 property tax refund is Dayton talking about?? There is nothing NEW in a property tax refund! From the instructions for teh current MN Property tax website" To qualify for the: — regular property tax refund, your total household income for 2012 must be less than $103,730. The maximum refund is $2,530. — special property tax refund, you must have owned and lived in your home both on January 2, 2012, and on January 2, 2013; your net property tax on your homestead must have increased by more than 12 percent from 2012 to 2013; and the increase must be $100 or more. There is no income limit for the special property tax refund, and the maximum refund is $1,000. For more information, see page 11."

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yaashureFeb. 3, 1310:50 AM

Go get them Mark! The middle class is the biggest and you can get the most from them. Snowbirds have been cheating the system and time for them to payup!

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beyingsrFeb. 5, 13 2:54 PM

Just what I have been waiting for, the straw that breaks the camels back, I am sick of supporting the elitists with the billions, and their follies! So I just may become an ex-minnesotan very shortly. Worked in the state, and lived here for 40 plus years, now I will take my retirement money elsewhere! Enjoy your sports arenas, but not on my dime anymore! Just another middle class person tired of paying the way.

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donm251Feb. 12, 13 7:55 PM

If Minnesota's Democrat-controlled Legislature approves the governor's proposed snowbird tax, it is almost certain to wind up in court. That's because not even high-tax California has the gumption to impose income taxes on the out-of-state earnings of its residents. Then there is another unforeseen consequence Gov. Dayton apparently has not considered: If St. Paul hits its snowbirds with punitive taxes, they are not simply going to grin and bear it. Many, if not most, will either abandon Minnesota entirely, reduce their part-time residency to one month and 29 days, or figure out some artful maneuver to legally (or illegally) avoid the state's snowbird tax. Gov. Dayton is wrong to demagogue the state's thin-blooded residents who prefer to spend the Minnesota's long, cold winter in warmer climates.

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