ST. PAUL - State Rep. Dean Urdahl has accepted an appointment to serve on a conference committee which is reviewing this year’s omnibus tax bill.
The Grove City Republican and other legislators are working to reconcile differences between House and Senate versions of the bill, which is a compilation of provisions from two tax-related committees in the House.
“It’s an opportunity for me to look out for the interests of our district and advocate for some of the concerns we have in the bill,” Urdahl said. “There are provisions that could impact rural Minnesota and I will be working to make sure we come out the right way on those issues.”
The bill (HF3729) is void of controversial tax-raising proposals. It may, however, provide some help for those trying to rebuild after a natural disaster, and repeal the political contribution refund available to those who file a state income return. Additionally, spouses of deceased veterans and military service members who die while on active duty could receive property-tax relief.
Dean Urdahl represents District 18B in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The district includes most of Meeker County and a portion of Wright County. This is Urdahl’s fourth term in the Legislature after being elected in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.