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Senators enter the Minnesota Senate chamber to vote Monday, April 29, through massive front doors. They debated a tax bill. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

Senators pass tax bill following uncertainty; Sieben backs bill

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators passed a tax plan 35-31 Monday -- eventually.

It took two tries, but they moved the bill forward, nearly two hours after it initially failed 34-32 with seven Democrats voting no. The second vote set the stage for legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton to hammer out a final budget plan.


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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.