The case for paying higher taxes, happily

  • Article by: CHARLIE QUIMBY and DANE SMITH
  • Updated: February 20, 2010 - 4:15 PM

Put down your coffee cup. Minnesota's state government needs to raise taxes by as much as $1 billion a year. Pick the cup back up. That's only four-tenths of 1 percent of our annual $230 billion in personal income. And it would still leave the total portion of our income paid in taxes smaller than it was a decade ago.

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