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Published March 08, 2013, 05:53 PM

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton drops sales tax idea

Minnesota (WDAY TV) -- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is saying goodbye to broadening the state sales tax.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Minnesota (WDAY TV) -- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is saying goodbye to broadening the state sales tax.

Dayton says he doesn't want consumers to shoulder the load. He plans to detail other revisions to his budget proposal next week. An updated economic forecast showed a more than $400 million improvement, lowering the state's projected deficit considerably.

The Moorhead Business Association says they are thankful for the Governor's decision.

Chuck Chadwick with the Minnesota Business Association says, "They have to of course package it and include it in the price of the service or good that they provide. So any business to business tax is just not a very good idea. And especially now with Minnesota on the mend."

Dayton says he will stand behind his plan to raise income taxes on the wealthy.

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