Minnesota House wants $250 million in property tax relief

  • Article by: BAIRD HELEGSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 12, 2013 - 11:25 PM

The plan to help 1 million taxpayers faces big hurdles.

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wulffie22Apr. 12, 13 9:55 PM

Lot of money being handed out by the folks that work in the Capitol. Looks like another redistribution of wealth from where I am sitting. When they finally get everyone equal where will the money come from then?

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dflleftApr. 12, 13 9:58 PM

IF THERE is no way to fund this, as the article states, then it doesn't pass the smell test. Give a plan that is well thought out, not garbage.

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Truckman182Apr. 12, 1310:00 PM

A complete and total scam if ever there was one.

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briechersApr. 12, 1310:13 PM

I don't like taxes anymore than anyone else, but why is this a priority. Minnesota property taxes are generally lower than they are in Wisconsin. 85% of my taxes consist of general county, city and voter approved levies. These seem like the basic costs of home ownership. If everyone votes, everyone pays.

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chablis28Apr. 12, 1310:27 PM

Strib says..."The $250 million plan also would boost aid to local governments to slow or even halt the rise in property taxes, which Democrats say unfairly burden middle-class taxpayers." XXXXXX Does anyone seriously buy this???? Give local government more money and they will spend more money. Simple as that.

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ruphinaApr. 12, 1310:30 PM

So they tax us, so they can give it back. But of course, there are a host of city, county, school district, watershed district, and state bureaucrats that have to figure it all out, apply the formulas, and process the money to get it back out. And, as others have stated, it is all for services at the local level. So the state should just butt out and let each community take care of itself. Bill G.

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chablis28Apr. 12, 1310:33 PM

Strib says..."Renters with household incomes below $17,930 would get an additional refund of $130 to $380" XXXXXX So we're giving the most "tax relief" to people who pay almost nothing in taxes????? Huh? This is blatant income redistribution not tax fairness! LOL!

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chablis28Apr. 12, 1310:42 PM

"It’s a more efficient stewardship of public resources that way,” Davnie said.XXXXXX Because our incomes belong to the state of MN first and we get to keep whatever is left over. What world did this guy grow up in? My income is not his "public resource" to "steward" and hand out to NON or low paying taxpayers. Geez! I paid $7200 in property tax last year living in Scott Cty and I bet I quality for zero rebates.

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elmore1Apr. 12, 1311:03 PM

They will give it to you in one pocket and take three times as much out of the other with all of their proposed spending and taxes. Cut the smokescreen. The DFL taxes will hit everyone hard.

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markeyboyApr. 12, 1311:03 PM

My home prop. tax is up over 65% since the first day Tpaw took office, and another 8% for next year. There will never be relief in my lifetime even though my prop. valuation is down 25%+ in the last 4 years. If you want to give me a couple of bucks as a formality...forget it, how about a thousand or more then you'll get my attention. Of course even that would only get me back to the 2009 levy. Thanks for the memories, do you think homeowners aren't paying attention? Homeowners property tax goes up even when values go down. OH MY.

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