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House goes for property tax breaks


ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House wants to cut taxes $103 million more than the state already has this year, with half of the relief coming in property taxes.

A bill representatives passed 125-0 Friday adds to $443 million in tax cuts already approved.

The new bill is "heavily focused on property tax cuts for farmers, homeowners and renters," said House Tax Chairwoman Ann Lenczewski, D-Bloomington.

About $45 million of the tax relief is designated to trim property taxes.

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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.