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House DFL budget plan would tax surcharge on rich

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota schools would be the biggest beneficiaries of a state House Democratic budget proposal that goes beyond the governor's plan to increase taxes on the rich.

Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, unveiled a budget outline Tuesday that accepts Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's plan to boost taxes on the richest 2 percent of Minnesotans, and he went further by suggesting a temporary surcharge, probably on those earning more than $500,000.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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