Today is the deadline for Governor Dayton to sign or veto the 2016 tax bill. The bill passed with the support of 89 percent of the legislature, passing 123-10 in the House and 55-12 in the Senate.
The bill includes half a billion dollars in permanent, ongoing middle-class tax relief including (over the next three years):
The Governor has threatened to veto the bill despite agreement from Republicans to make two changes he requested to fix a drafting error and restore a small sales tax exemption. It's time for the Governor to put politics aside, do what's right, and sign the bill to give long-awaited tax relief to thousands of Minnesota families.
I saw many of you at last week’s Memorial Day services and you asked about the status of our tax relief proposal. Please take the opportunity, and respectfully encourage Governor Dayton to sign this bill into law. You can call his office at 651-201-3400, or toll free 800-657-3717. You can email your comments to the Governor by clicking here. Please be respectful in any comments you make.