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Interest groups line up against tax provisions

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ST. PAUL -- A parade of lobbyists picked apart proposals by House and Senate tax committees Tuesday while others gave the plans their blessings.


Minnesota liquor lobbyists complained that a House provision to raise alcohol taxes could add $2 in tax onto the cost of a 12-pack of beer.

Minnesota-based brewers would get a tax break, but imported drinks would cost an average of 7 cents more.

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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.