Weather Forecast

Members of the Minnesota House Sunday, May 19, 2013, debate whether to allow childcare providers and personal care attendents to join unions. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

House OKs $2 billion tax bill, Senate backs Capitol repair

Email News Alerts

The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, won House approval early today and the Senate pulled a surprise in the early morning hours by approving money to fund state Capitol building renovations.


Faced with a midnight constitutional deadline to adjourn for the year, Republicans and Democrats began working together overnight to find a way to neatly end the contentious session.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.